On Monday mornings for years now I have attended a women's bible study. I look forward to spending time with like minded women in order to grow in our faith together. Women getting together in the morning would not be any fun unless we shared treats as well as some great coffee. This week was my turn to bring something to share in the treat department so I decided to bring my Creme Brulee French Toast. I found this recipe on allrecipes.com some time ago and it has become one of our family favorites. This is a great recipe that you prepare the night before and then just stick it in the oven in the morning. Needless to say, this is a recipe that we often have on Christmas morning, or other holidays when little preparation in the morning is what a gal needs. Several of the gals asked me to post the recipe on my blog so here it is:
Creme Burlee French Toast
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup
French bread slices to fill the bottom of baking dish
1 1/2 cups half & half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon brandy-based orange liqueur (Grand Marnier)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Mix in brown sugar and corn syrup, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
2. Arrange bread in the baking dis in a single layer. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, half & half, vanilla, orange brandy and salt. Pour over the bread. Cover and chill at least 8 hours or overnight.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the dish from the refrigerator, and bring to room tempature.
4. Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes, until puffy and lightly browned.