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.


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!

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