For any readers out there not of my faith, we Mormons have something called General Conference twice a year (in April and October). Which means that our church leaders speak to the entire church, and we get to listen via satellite or internet or whatever, depending on where you live. When I was a kid, this meant going to the nearest church building with a satellite dish. Now that I live in Utah, it means I get to watch it on TV in my pajamas, which is kind of awesome. There are sessions of Conference on Saturday and Sunday, which is why you’ll often hear it referred to as ‘Conference Weekend.’ Quite a few people I know have Conference weekend breakfast traditions, and while I was WAY too tired last night to think about something like cinnamon rolls, I decided I’d try and work on that particular tradition in our family. (It’s been an on-again, off-again thing with us thus far, partly because there are very few breakfast foods that my husband enjoys as much as Golden Grahams.) And so I ran to the grocery store (SO glad it’s only 5 minutes away!) at 10 last night, put this Overnight Peaches and Cream French Toast together when I got home, and with a touch more work this morning, bam! there was breakfast.
And dang, it was good. Only 2 of the 5 of us loved it, but that’s only because the boys in the family won’t eat peaches–baffling, I know–and my oldest has egg issues. (You’d also have issues with it if you don’t like the French toast-y, bread pudding-y kind of texture, I suppose.) The taste, if you like peaches, was FABULOUS. The only change I made was using light brown sugar instead of dark, and that was more of a lazy choice than anything else. (Really, who wants to dig around for and open a brand-new bag of dark brown sugar for half a cup of it? because the rest is going to dry out before I bake with it again. It’s not so much of a springtime ingredient.) I followed the recipe otherwise, although I did see a comment suggesting you break up the bread for the sake of more edges, and that’s definitely worth trying. Mmmm, peaches and cream.
Of course, 6 months from now, I’ll have to pick something that more than two of us are likely to enjoy, but I really, really wanted to try this one. (Go on. You know you want to try it, too…)