This is a family recipe from my hubby’s grand-maman Pariseau. She always serves this dessert when we visit and boy oh boy, is it ridiculously good. If you like maple syrup, you’re going to love this. I’m making this for my family on Christmas day and wanted to test out the recipe first. I’m trying to keep my sampling to a few bites, but it’s just sooooo good. This is the type of dessert that requires loose pants, a post dessert nap and a 5 mile walk the next day.
In a separate mixing bowl combine:
1 loaf of country style bread (sliced and buttered and then cut into cubes)
4 cups of milk (2 cups carnation milk, 2 cups regular milk)
4 eggs beaten
1/4 cup maple syrup
Leave for 15 minutes until the milk mixture is absorbed into the bread. Pour over the sugar mixture – do not mix.
Combine and pour over top:
2 eggs beaten
2 tbsp cream
Bake (centre rack) at 350 for 50 minutes to an hour or until golden and a knife comes out fairly clean. Enjoy!