I've been slacking on the recipe front lately, I know. Not that I'm a full time food blogger, but I usually contribute some recipes here and there, and more frequently than I have been. Really, I haven't been that inspired to come up with anything new lately. This french toast is one my mom introduced me to when I was visiting a few weeks ago. I also made it for my friend Jen when she was visiting. It's a great recipe to make for guests. You can also halve it, which I did when Jen came. Try it!
FYI, you make this the night before, so just be aware of that!
Creme Brulee French Toast
1 loaf of Challah bread
5 tablespoons butter or margarine or Earth Balance
1 1/2 cups milk (I used half 2%, half almond milk. You can also use some heavy cream if you like it richer)
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons of corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 kosher salt
2 teaspoons of orange extract (or Grand Marnier or OJ)
powdered sugar (optional)
-Butter a 9x13 pan.
-In a small pot, combine butter with brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir til melted together. Pour into the buttered pan.
-Cut the bread into 1/2 inch thick slices and then place the slices in the pan on top of the butter/sugar. You can cut the bread in half, like puzzle pieces to fill the pan, if necessary.
-Mix eggs, milk, vanilla, salt, and extract with a whisk and pour over the bread slices. Cover and refrigerate over night.
-In the morning, remove the dish and let it come to room temperature.
-Preheat oven to 350.
-Bake til golden, about 30-40 minutes.
-top with powdered sugar, maple syrup, fresh fruit.