Microwave Convection Cooking

This is a delicious way to use leftover bread. Prepare the night before for easy baking just before serving. Add sausages and fruit for a special brunch or breakfast. 


Maple-Pecan Topping 
4 tablespoons butter 
1/3 cup packed brown sugar 
1/3 cup maple syrup 
1/2 cup chopped pecans 
French Toast 
4 eggs 
1 cup milk 
1 tablespoon sugar 
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
6 slices (1 1/2-inch thick) French bread (about 1/2 a 1-lb. loaf) 
2 tablespoons butter 

1. Combine all ingredients for Topping in 2-cup microwave-safe measure. 

2. MICROWAVE (100%), uncovered, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until bubbly, stirring once. Pour mixture into 8-inch square ungreased silicone or lightly greased glass baking dish; spread evenly. Set aside. 

3. Combine eggs, milk, sugar and cinnamon in 4-cup glass measure; beat well. Dip each bread slice into egg mixture. Place in single layer on pecan mixture. Pour any remaining milk mixture over bread slices. Cut butter into 6 pieces; divide among bread. Cover; refrigerate overnight. 

4. Preheat microwave-convection oven to 350°. Uncover baking dish. 

5. COMBINATION-BAKE (Low-Mix) at 350° on low rack for 18 to 22 minutes or until center is set. Let stand 10 minutes. Invert onto serving plate. 
About 6 Servings 

TIPS · Maple flavored syrup can be substitute for pure maple syrup. 

>Serve toast with additional syrup or sweetened sliced strawberries. 
>Heat any leftovers by microwaving 20 to 25 seconds/slice to warm. 

Nutritional Info/Serving: 416 calories, 10 g protein, 44 g carbohydrate, 23 g fat, 174 mg cholesterol, 414 mg sodium, 1.8 g dietary fiber.