Sunday, May 10, 2009

I was in the mood for Creme Brulee French Toast

Since it was Mother's Day weekend and Mom was joining us for brunch, I did a search through thousands of recipes that are stored in a software program in my laptop and came across a recipe for Creme Brulee French Toast that my friend Woodie shared with me. Not sure why I waited so long to use the recipe, since I always knew it would be a winner. But I'm glad I waited for a special occasion. I topped mine with blackberries, and dusted with confectioners sugar.





I adore these plates that I bought at TJ Maxx, just perfect for Mother's Day brunch. The little flowers were perfect for the occasion.



CRÈME BRULEE FRENCH TOAST
(Courtesy of Arthur Schwartz, WOR Radio)


1 Stick Butter

1 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Tablespoons Corn Syrup

8-10 inch round country loaf, or
1 pound French bread or 1 Challah

5 eggs

1 1/2 cups half and half

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1 teaspoon Grand Marnier

1/4 teaspoon salt

1. Melt butter, sugar and corn syrup in saucepan over moderate heat. Pour into 9 X 13pan.

2. Slice bread into 6 slices and place on top of the sauce in the 9 X 13 pan, press together to fit.

3. Whisk together eggs, half and half, Vanilla, Grand Marnier and salt. Pour over bread.

4. Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 40 minutes, until puffy and brown.

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8 comments:

  1. That french toast looks and sounds so delish Debbie. I have those same plates!!! I love them too :-) I bought glasses the same day that somehow kind of match.

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  2. Debbie, those are cute plates ... I can see why you love them.

    I copied and pasted the Creme Brulee French toast recipe several years ago and have never made it.

    Glad that you enjoyed it and thanks for the remainder.

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  3. Woodie's French Toast is a big hit in our house, too, Debbie! Yours looks delicious!

    Great looking plates! Great find, they are perfect for the day!

    Sounds like you had a terrific Mother's Day!

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  4. Since I wasn't a 'regular' at CF I never saw this recipe. I am copying and pasting right after I comment :) It sounds wonderful!

    I forgot to say I love that new peony photo in your header! Is it High Noon?

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  5. Debbie, I know Woodie always posts great recipes and this is one I've thought about making... what am I waiting for? ;-) It looks delish! Love your plates... I saw those and thought they wre very sweet!

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  6. Boy, that Woodie is some good cook, isn't she :)

    I need those plates!

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  7. Debbie, that looks wonderful, and the plates are so pretty!
    I don't know about that Woodie, I heard she is a little conceited..:)

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  8. That does look like great french toast and the plates are perfect for serving it! I love them too.

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