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Overnight Christmassy sourdough French toast

Overnight Christmassy sourdough French toast

Prep this the night before and wake up to the most indulgent of Christmas breakfasts

  • Feeds 6Feeds 6
  • Ready in 55 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    1685kj 402kcal
  • Fat
    Med 26%
  • Saturates
    High 45%
  • Sugar
    Med 27%
  • Salt
    Low 12%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 45g


  • 75g Co-op unsalted butter, softened
  • 6 slices Co-op Irresistible Christmas sourdough, halved
  • 6 Co-op British free range eggs
  • 350ml Co-op semi-skimmed milk
  • 75g Co-op Fairtrade light brown soft sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Zest of ½ orange
  • 2 tsp icing sugar, to serve
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, to serve


  1. Rub the base of a 20cm-long oval baking dish with about a quarter of the butter
  2. Spread the rest on each of the slices of bread, then layer up in the dish — you may have to cut some slices to fill gaps
  3. Whisk the eggs with the milk, sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and orange zest in a bowl or jug to combine, then pour over the bread slices. Cover with cling film, then transfer to the fridge to soak overnight
  4. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/Gas 6
  5. Bake the French toast for 45 mins, then remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly. Dust with icing sugar and divide between 6 bowls
  6. Drizzle with maple syrup to serve

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