Monday, July 6, 2009

Crème Brûlée French Toast

Have some white bread or challah wasting away? More than a few slices? Me too! Which is why I used 6 slices of old bread to make this Crème Brûlée French Toast. This french toast has a butterscotch base. Sounds pretty fabulous, but in all honesty I could have done without it. I thought adding maple syrup tasted better than the butterscotch. This Crème Brûlée French Toast has very positive reviews, both on and I can't deny that this french toast is a 'special occasion' type of toast, but it's definitely not my favorite french toast recipe. Rating: 3 out of 5.

Crème Brûlée French Toast recipe:

- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup or honey
- 6 slices white bread or challah (1-inch thick)
- 5 eggs
- 1 ½ cups half-and-half cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon brandy-based orange liqueur
- ¼ teaspoon salt

- Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Mix in brown sugar and corn syrup or honey, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a 9x13 inch baking dish. (don't worry if the butterscotch will turn hard)
- Remove crusts from bread, and arrange in the baking dish in a single layer (I had two layers).
- In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half cream, vanilla extract, orange brandy, and salt. Pour over the bread. Cover, and chill at least 8 hours, or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove the dish from the refrigerator, and bring to room temperature.
- Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until puffed and lightly browned.

After cooling for 8 hours in the refrigerator. Down kitty!

Right out of the oven. Btw, that brown 'stuff' on top is some cinnamon I sprinkled over the french toast. It didn't call for cinnamon in the recipe, but I like some cinnamon with my french toast.

The smell that goes through the kitchen from the freshly baked french toast is divine!

Like I said, I prefer maple syrup than the butterscotch syrup that comes with the recipe. Next time I'll omit the butterscotch.


How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Aww kitty! So cute!

Mmm this combines one of my favorite breakfasts with my b/f's favorite dessert. He's not a breakfast eater, but I bet he'd eat this! :D

apparentlyjessy said...

Kitty wants some too!

I have got to remember to come back to this recipe for a Sunday breakfast one day, it looks so good!