Sunday, August 9, 2009

Yummm! Sunday Morning Breakfast

I love cooking a big breakfast for my familia. Generally its reserved for special occasions (birthdays, holidays, etc.), but I've been craving a huge hearty breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day, you know!

Creme Brulee French Toast
Recipe courtesy

Prep Time:15 minInactive Prep Time:8 hr 0 minCook Time:40 min


8 to 10 servings

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 (8 to 9) inch round loaf Challah 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 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 6 (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 degrees F and bring bread mixture to room temperature. Bake uncovered, in middle of oven until puffed and edges are pale golden, 35 to 40 minutes.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with fresh sliced fruit

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