I've been a big fan of GP too. I think my first Gooseberry Patch book is from 1999. I started collecting their Christmas books and then fell in love with their cookbooks. I have many favorite recipes but one of my faves is their Early AM French Toast. I adore french toast but I was having a hard time finding a fabulous recipe...until I opened my GP Christmas, Book 5 where this delicious recipe was waiting for me on page 108! Hello French Toast recipe, I am so happy to find you!
Here is what you need to make this recipe (and you can make it the night before which is pure genius!):
The recipe explains, "In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix and melt 1 C brown sugar, 1/2 C butter, and 2 T. corn syrup. Spray a baking dish (I used a 13x9) with non-stick vegetable spray (I used Pam), and fill with butter mixture:
Pour egg mixture over bread; don't miss any area~use all the mixture. Any extra will be soaked up by the bread. cover dish and refrigerate over night. The next morning, simply uncover and slip into a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, then serve."
The french toast is divine! I sprinkled mine with a little cinnamon, because I really like cinnamon, some powdered sugar, and a little maple syrup (it doesn't really need syrup because of the caramelized brown sugar and butter mixture).