This weekend, The Patient Wife and I were invited to the ‘Hoda cabin and heck was sure raised. There’s an extra manly factor to cooking in a Dutch oven for a host AND their family, so I whipped up this little gem for Sunday morning breakfast. It was a hit with the 4-year-old and Mr ‘Hoda and I had seconds and thirds.
To make this wonderful mess of awesome, you’ll need the following:
- A 12″ Cast Iron Dutch Oven
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup-ish of chopped pecans
- A dozen eggs
- 1-3/4 cup milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 loaf French bread, cut in 1″ slices
- 3 or 4 full pieces of bread.
Mix the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and milk together. Do it with a lot of heart because we’ll know if you don’t.
Melt the butter in the bottom of the dutch oven, and then dissolve the brown sugar in it. It’s really not that hard. Stir it with a wooden spoon or something. Don’t use metal, as you’ll damage the protective coating on your dutch oven.
Now that the butter has melted, cover the bottom with a single layer of pecans.
Soak each piece of bread in the egg solution and put it in the oven. Once all the bread is in there, soak the three or four whole pieces in what remains and place them on top. Dump any remaining egg solution over the top.
Either bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes, or put 8 charcoals underneath and 12 on top. You don’t even need to serve it with anything. It’s seriously that awesome.
You would seriously have to be a moron to screw this up. It’s so simple.
Leave me your favorite meal to cook for company and I just might cook it and post about it.