Sunday, July 17, 2011

Creme Brulee French Toast

(from All Recipes)
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
6 slices French Bread
5 eggs
1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon brandy-based orange liqueur (Grand Marnier)
14 teaspoon salt
(note--I think a pinch of cinnamon would be good)

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Mix in brown sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.

Remove crusts from bread (note--I thought this step was silly, so I skipped it).
Arrange bread in the baking dish in a single layer.
In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, vanilla, orange brandy, and salt.
Pour over bread.
Cover and chill at least 8 hours, or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Remove dish from refrigerator and bring to room temperature.
Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes, or until puffed and lightly browned.

Here's a slightly different version by Smitten Kitchen, using brioche. Yum!

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2 Comments:

Blogger Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Wow, that sounds amazing. I need to try it!

6:45 PM  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Yum indeed! I'll never think of French toast in the old way again, lol! I should print this off and try it. Today I cooked cornbread for the first time - it was delicious! I also cooked a brownie but it was a low fat version, and not very nice at all. Edible, but not yummy.

4:10 AM  

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