Monday, August 27, 2012

{ Recipe } Creme Brulee French Toast

Do you love dessert?

Better yet, would you like to eat dessert for breakfast? I thought so.

Did I mention how my very favorite dessert is creme brulee?
This is my perfect combo of breakfast and dessert!

Obviously this isn't something you would want to eat every day for breakfast, because you would need heart bypass surgery after a week of doing so. We do indulge in this breakfast every now and then though. I think Paula Deen would be proud of this recipe. On second thought, she would probably add more butter. Either way, this meal is tasty. Everything in moderation... including moderation, right?

I especially love that this breakfast is mouthwatering delicious and easy to make. You just prepare it the night before, and then pop it in the oven and bake the morning you want to eat it. Easy as pie. (wait, pie isn't very easy is it?) Easier than pie!

Creme Brulee French Toast

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons corn syrup
challah bread sliced about 3/4" thick
5 eggs
1 1/2 cups half and half cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon brandy-based liqueur (like 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 9x13 inch baking dish.

2. Slice challah bread to about 3/4 inch thick. (you could replace with some other thick, dense bread... I just love how challah soaks everything up)  Arrange bread in dish in a single layer. Squeeze bread pieces tight together.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, vanilla extract, orange brandy, and salt. Pour over top of the bread. Cover and chill at least 8 hours, or overnight.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove the dish from refrigerator, and bring to room temperature.

5. Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until puffed and lightly browned.

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We enjoy this meal with fresh berries and some whipped cream on top. No syrup needed.


Are you eating anything good for breakfast this week?


  1. Oh my goodness this looks amazing! I definitely need to make it ASAP! xo

  2. oooh this dish looks amazing. i love breakfast and french toast baked like this is one of my favorites. and next monday my husband's cross country team is coming over for breakfast, maybe you have solved my problem of what to make! thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. Mmmm this sounds just AMAZING! I think I need this for dinner tonight, ha ha!

  4. hi there! newest follower to your blog! this looks AMAZINNNNGGG. cannot wait to try. i am usually a special k kind of girl in the mornings but this looks way too good to pass up!

  5. this looks SO good. my mouth might be watering..

    thanks for sharing!

  6. I love a little sweetness in the morning! If I hadn't just finished my chocolate oatmeal, I'd totally be making this right now. Looks delicious!!!

  7. This sounds DELISH! My hubby would love this!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  8. YUM!! That sounds & looks amazing!! I'm not,uh of a cook tho, at all. I'm new to your blog just wanted to say hi! Come by messydirtyhair & say hello sometime!

  9. Ummm this only looks like the most delicious recipe in the world ! Hello heaven in a bowl

  10. Ohh this looks soo good!!! I'm going to have to try it :)