Like many of the recipes in Joanna Gaines ‘Magnolia Table Cookbook’, this one is simple, easy and uses minimal ingredients. And as the title elicits you are left with nothing to do in the morning but turn on the oven and let it bake!
Jo says you can serve the dish with powdered sugar and maple syrup to top, but I have to say, it is pretty sickeningly sweet before any of that. We enjoyed it without but you do you. If you like it super sweet go ahead and throw it on there!
The only edit that I would really make on this one is that I think that it needs to be baked covered for the first half. By the time that the called for baking time was up, I had really hard crispy bread on top and a custard base on the bottom that wasn’t all the way cooked. So it needed a little more time to get the eggs set which made the bread even harder. If you start with the dish covered with tin foil, the custard will steam a little bit, set faster and the bread won’t get completely rock hard. IF, and that is a big IF, I make this again this is what I will do. It’s not bad, and it is an easy brunch dish, but it is just really sweet and didn’t turn out quite as expected.
It was so sweet that we didn’t end up eating very much of it and I had to make a starkly contrasted savory breakfast to fill everyone up. Kind of defeating the purpose of making something ahead of time so you can spend less time in the kitchen in the morning when you have guests. I have read some mixed reviews on this one, some loved it some not so much. I would love to know what you thought of this one if you have made it. Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.
Until next time, happy cooking!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite kitchen tools! You get a car, YOu get a car, YOU ALL GET A CAR…in my best Oprah voice ?
These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the most soft in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen! ?
These are my FAV Nordic Ware Sheet Pans, every kitchen should have at least 2 sets of these! I think I have at least 4 of each of these. ?
This is my favorite pressure cooker, the Fagor is the same concept as the “Instant Pot” but easier to use in my opinion, if you don’t have one you NEED one, it will be your best friend in the kitchen!
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
This Scanpan 11″ skillet is just the right size for almost anything you will need to cook and my best friend and a real workhorse in my kitchen, it’s also a great deal at $99. Scanpan is the best in the world for healthy cooking. It is coated with a proprietary ceramic titanium coating that is durable while allowing you to use fewer fats and oils when cooking. It is a coating only they use. I could talk all day about my love for these pans, message me if you want more info. Here are some other sizes that are available if you are looking to outfit your kitchen with some new goodies. 8″ & 10″ Skillet setor 8″ Skillet, I still need this one for my kitchen ? Also, I don’t really know how to cook small so the 12.5″ is my other fave!
This Tovolo jar scraper has to be my single favorite kitchen tool, it is definitely the most used tool in my kitchen. If you are NOT a gadget person, this is the only necessity I say is a MUST beyond the wooden spoon.
A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. ? But can you really ever have too many?
A food scale can be a very important tool in your kitchen, this one is the one I use every day!
If you love Joanna Gaines as much as I do then the ‘Magnolia Table Cookbook’ is a must in your kitchen, get a copy HERE!
Check out this great product for your mason jar, the Ergo Spout lets you turn any jar into a pourable pitcher. Get yours here! I love making my homemade salad dressing and keeping them this way in the refrigerator.