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French Bread Custard


Cooking Time:

45 to 50 minutes


16 servings

Found on page 49 of The Kitchen at Four Sisters Inns Cookbook, our French Bread Custard is great option when hosting a brunch and preparing breakfast for extended family and friends. ORDER COOKBOOK


  • 1 loaf sweet French bread – cut into 1
  • 2 ounces butter, melted
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


Preheat oven to 350°. Brush both sides of the bread with melted butter. Arrange the bread in a 9" x 13" baking dish. Beat the eggs and yolks together, then add the remaining ingredients. Pour over the bread. Place the baking dish in a large pan and pour enough very hot water into the pan to come about halfway up the side of the baking dish. Bake until light brown and puffy. Dust with powdered sugar.

Bake: 350° Time: 45-50 minutes

Serving tip: Serve with warm pure-maple syrup and a bowl of fresh berries.

Recipe courtesy of Wendy Kleinknecht