This crowd-pleasing weekend brunch (prep tonight, bake tomorrow) also makes a festive Christmas breakfast. Let the thick slices of bread absorb the egg batter for at least 45 minutes, and your French toast will be deliciously custardy throughout.
Be careful not to crush the berries too much in Step one; you want the jam to have some texture. Liquid pectin can be substituted for the powdered pectin with no difference in results. Simply reverse the order in which the pectin and lemon juice are added.