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December 27, 2010

Upon Request...

I am posting my recipe (from Epicurious) for 

Crème Brûlée French Toast

... it's a special treat and a "prepare the night before recipe" that is just delicious!


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • an 8- to 9-inch round loaf country-style bread
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


In a small heavy saucepan melt butter with brown sugar and corn syrup over moderate heat, stirring, until smooth and pour into a 13- by 9- by 2-inch baking dish. 
Cut six 1-inch thick slices from center portion of bread, reserving ends for another use, and trim crusts. Arrange bread slices in one layer in baking dish, squeezing them slightly to fit.

In a bowl whisk together eggs, half-and-half, vanilla, Grand Marnier, and salt until combined well and pour evenly over bread. Chill bread mixture, covered, at least 8 hours and up to 1 day.

Preheat oven to 350° F. and bring bread to room temperature.
Bake bread mixture, uncovered, in middle of oven until puffed and edges are pale golden, 35 to 40 minutes.
Serve hot French toast immediately.

my notes:
When it comes out of the oven it may be puffed up a bit, but it quickly settles down, and then you can cut it.
I like to turn each serving upside down when I put it on the plate so the sugary side is on top.  
I serve this with sausage or bacon on the side and of course my family loves hash browns with it too. With some cut up fruit pieces and orange juice you have a filling, attractive and unique breakfast!
I think one serving per person will do- especially if you add some other food items to go along with it.  I would say 6 to 8 people can be served from it, depending on the type of appetite they have.

Bon Appétit 


  1. One of these days, I will trying making your recipe. It sounds heavenly and great for a Brunch. I fixed your request....

  2. This looks yummy Liz! I'm going to have to try it soon! It might be hard to wait till the next morning to eat it!!

  3. Hi Liz...mmm mmm mmm that sounds so good. I love french toast. This recipe is a def. must. BTW.I love your choice of music. Especially Auld Lang Syne! Happy New Year!!

    Tommy T.

  4. Hi Liz... I am going to try it on Friday night and bake it on Saturday, that we all can enjoy it on weekend...
    Sure my kids will love it
    Wish you a very Happy New Year
    I would love if you come to visit me at

  5. Hi Liz! Thanks so much for posting this recipe. Sounds so delicious, I will be preparing this one!! And I especially like the fact that I can prepare in advance!!Thanks for your kind comments. I wish you and yours a very happy New Year!!

  6. Hi lovely lady. I love the recipe you have post for us all ~~~ Thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my Tablescapes this past year you are a sweet lady all the time.
    I hope you and your family have a Happy New Year!!!! You will always be one of my beat Friends sweet lady lol

  7. Sounds sooo wonderful! Thanks so much for all of your kind comments and supporot this past year!


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