I made this today for my 1 year anniversary brunch. I cut the recipe in half because it's just the two of us. I made some changes to suit it more to our tastes. I used regular storebrand wheat bread, it's what I had on hand, used 5 eggs, almost tripled the berries-1.5c (we just went to a pick your own and have a ton of berries), and used about 3oz of cream cheese. I sliced the cheese into very thin slices and spread it around so it was uniformly over the bread. I also added a couple of dashes of cinnamon and nutmeg to the egg mixture. I put it into an 8x8 pan and let it sit overnight baked as prescribed \ the next morning. The cooking time was pretty accurate. For the sauce I made the full amount but cut the sugar and cornstarch in half. I forgot the butter but I don't think it needed it, maybe a squeeze of lemon juice. I also made some whipped cream (1/2 c heavy whipping cream, 1.5 T confectioners sugar, and a 1/4 t of vanilla extract) whipped with hand mixer until stiff peaks formed. I didn't pour the sauce all over the pan, but just put it on the individual serving, then topped with the cream. The results were amazing, It was crispy/crunchy on top, moist in the middle and not soggy at all! I served it with bacon and hot tea. Presentation was beautiful. My husband was really excited once it was on his plate. I'll definately make it again. Next time I'd like to try it with challah and see if it makes a difference.
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I made this today for my 1 year anniversary brunch. I cut the recipe in half because it's just...