Birk's French Bread Casserole

Herzog Mansion

700 Goethe Street , Hermann, 65041 USA


  • 1 lb Loaf of French bread
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 8 eggs-large
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  1. Cut French bread loaf into cubes. (you should have about 12 cups of bread cubes). Grease a 13xz9x2-inch baking dish. To assemble, in the prepared baking dish place half of the bread cubes. Top with the cream cheese cubes (the smaller the better), and then with the remaining bread cubes.
  2. In a blender, container or a mixing bowl with a rotary beater, mix together eggs, milk, melted butter or margarine and maple syrup until well combined. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread and cheese cubes.
  3. Using a spatula, slightly press layers down to moisten. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 12 hours.
  4. Remove plastic wrap from baking dish. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 45 to 60 minutes or till the center appears set and the edges are lightly golden. Let stand about 10 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve with Apple Cider Syrup (see recipe). We serve with our "Deseration Sausage" and scrambled eggs.
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Birk's French Bread Casserole