A Make-Ahead Baked French Toast in Sticky Bun Clothing

May 23, 2017

My father-in-law is of Slovenian descent and every year for the holidays, he makes loaves of poteca (po-teet-sa), a traditional yeast bread with a lemon-scented walnut filling. (Just this year, I arrived home from work shortly after Easter to find a package containing a wedge!)

Using a delicious recipe for Crème Brûlée French Toast from Gourmet Magazine as my starting point, I decided to add the walnut and lemony goodness of the poteca to a baked French toast. The result is a like a mash-up of a sticky bun and poteca, in French toast form.

It's great for a holiday breakfast—decadent and delicious, plus prepped the night before. In the morning, it just requires a room temperature rest and a stint in the oven—easy peasy!

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I am an amateur baker and cake decorator. I enjoy cooking, as well as eating and feeding others. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my husband and our menagerie. I enjoy outdoor activities including hiking, mushroom hunting, tide pooling, beach combing, and snowboarding.

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Maja H. May 23, 2017
Looks amazing, yet sounds a bit special. Something to try !