|Creme brulee french toast|
We discussed and debated what she wanted to make and decided on one of her favorite breakfast dishes. The winner was creme brulee french toast. It is absolutely incredible and the majority of the work is done the night before.
Since we are trying to be healthier we lightened the recipe by using egg substitute and fat free half and half. It is still amazing. If you want the full-fat version use eggs and cream. If you have a bigger crowd- just double the recipe and make in a 9 x 13 (23 x 33 cm) baking dish. I like to use fairly thick slices of French bread or Italian bread for this. I think it holds up better.
1/4 Cup (55 g) of Butter
1/2 Cup (110 g) of Brown Sugar, Packed
1 Tbsp of Maple Syrup
Slices of Bread to Cover Bottom of 9 x 9 in (23 x 23 cm) Baking Dish
3/4 Cup (180 ml) of Egg Substitute or 3 Eggs, Beaten
3/4 Cup (180 ml) of Fat Free Half and Half
1 Tsp of Vanilla
1 Tsp of Orange Flavored Liqueur
Over low heat, melt butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup in a small saucepan. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a 8 x 8 in (20 x 20 cm) or 9 x 9 in (23 x 23 cm) baking dish.
Place slices of bread on top of caramel mixture.
In a separate bowl combine eggs, half and half, vanilla, and liqueur. Pour cream mixture over bread.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
When ready to bake, remove from refrigerator and preheat oven to 350F/176C/Gas Mark 4. Bake for 35-45 minutes until puffy and lightly browned.
The bottom line: will I make this again? Yes- wonderful and amazing.