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.

(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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  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.

  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.

  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!

  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?

  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!

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

    I need those plates!

  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..:)

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


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