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Portuguese Bread French Toast

"One of the best uses for Portuguese bread is in baked French toast. Because the bread is so light it soaks up a lot of the batter and becomes too fragile to pan-fry. So...baking is the answer. Serve the French toast with maple syrup."
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servings 452 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 452 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.9g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 17.4 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 185 mg
  • 62%
  • Sodium:
  • 288 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange rind in a medium mixing bowl.
  3. Cut the bread into seven or eight slices, and lay them, overlapping, in a large baking dish.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the bread, covering every slice. The bread should not be entirely submerged though; the higher parts should become toasted and crispy.
  5. Dot the bread with the butter. Bake the French toast in the oven for 35 to 45 minutes until the custard is set. Serve immediately.

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I loved this recipe and my boyfreind as well. He is a huge sweet bread fan. I used the recipe for portuguese sweet bread for the bread machine, that I got from this website. A definite keeper.

Most helpful critical review

I followed the recipe, and half the bread was emerged in the mixture, half was sticking up, but it was still gross to have half mushy bread. Won't make this again.

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I loved this recipe and my boyfreind as well. He is a huge sweet bread fan. I used the recipe for portuguese sweet bread for the bread machine, that I got from this website. A definite keeper.

Made this recipe with Italian Pandoro and it was wonderful. Had bread pudding consistency in dish and toasted on top. It was the hit of our Christmas Eve brunch. Easy to make, but has a sophis...


This is good, but next time I'll lay the bread pieces out on a single layer and bake on a sheet pan. The stacking made the "connected" parts *very* soggy. I used freshly-baked Portuguese sweet...

This is so very good. It reminds me of a bread pudding. I like to use thick slices of bread and omit the butter on top. It seems to come out a little more crispy on top which is the way we pre...

This recipe was wonderful...I made it for company the first time and it was a huge hit. The Portuguese massa (sweet bread) really gives it a special flavor and texture. I will definitely make ...

This was great! I added some chocolate chips to the layers and it turned out great. This could probably serve 8-10 people since it is so rich and heavy. Since there are only two of us, we ha...

This turned out really well. I made it with the Portugese Bread from the bread machine recipe here, and the consistency was perfect. Light, not soggy at all, with a very nice flavor. Everyone...

I made this for my family on Christmas morning and it was a BIG hit!! Will definately make it again.