Crème Brûlée French Toast

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Lori Heddinger

By
@howudoing

Every year my husband and I throw a big New Year's Day brunch. We wear our favorite pajamas and serve some Hair-of-the-Dog and lots to eat, including this crowd-pleaser. And the best part is it's assembled the night before and cooked just before the guest arrive.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6 - 8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter
  • 1 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn syrup, light
  • 1
    french baguette
  • 5 large
    eggs
  • 1 1/2 c
    half-and-half
  • 1 tsp
    real vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    grand marnier
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt

How to Make Crème Brûlée French Toast

Step-by-Step

  1. In a small heavy saucepan melt butter with brown sugar and corn syrup over moderate heat, stirring, until smooth and pour into a 13- by 9- by 2-inch baking dish. Cut six 1-inch thick slices from center portion of bread, reserving ends for another use, and trim crusts. Arrange bread slices in one layer in baking dish, squeezing them slightly to fit.
  2. In a bowl whisk together eggs, half-and-half, vanilla, Grand Marnier, and salt until combined well and pour evenly over bread. Chill bread mixture, covered, at least 8 hours and up to 1 day.
  3. Preheat oven to 350° F. and bring bread to room temperature.
  4. Bake bread mixture, uncovered, in middle of oven until puffed and edges are pale golden, 35 to 40 minutes.
  5. Serve hot French toast immediately.

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About Crème Brûlée French Toast

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast




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