Creme Brûlée French Toast

Creme Brûlée French Toast has toasted baguette slices with a gooey brown sugar topping baked in the oven for an EASY, but over the top, breakfast.

Creme Brûlée French Toast - toasted baguette slices with a gooey brown sugar topping baked in the oven for an EASY, but over the top, breakfast |butterbaggage.comNow that school is either over or coming to a close soon, you can enjoy a relaxing morning with French toast. However, no one wants to stand over the stove in the morning. You could make an overnight version like Blueberry French Toast, which is amazing, but I was looking for something a bit crunchy and this version is just the thing.  Gooey on the top, and not soggy.  I don’t like soggy bread. I found the recipe in a cookbook that’s been out for a while but one I had just purchased by Melissa Clark, In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite. I try her recipes from the NY Times all the time and I’ve found them to be very reliable.  This is the third recipe I’ve tried from her book and they have all been amazing.
 Creme Brûlée French Toast - toasted baguette slices with a gooey brown sugar topping baked in the oven for an EASY, but over the top, breakfast. |butterandbaggage.com
She calls it Creme Brûlée French Toast and the name is perfect.  They have a sugar coating on them just like the top of a creme brûlée. How she achieved this was brilliant. You combine melted butter and brown sugar together and spread it on a lined baking sheet. Next you soak baguette slices in your milk and egg mixture for 30 minutes and lay each slice on top of the brown sugar mixture.  Then you sit down with a cup of tea and read the paper or talk to friends and family while it bakes in the oven.
Creme Brûlée French Toast - toasted baguette slices with a gooey brown sugar topping baked in the oven for an EASY, but over the top, breakfast |butterandbaggage.comAs it’s baking the brown sugar caramelizes just like on creme brûlée while the bread slices toast.  When you remove it from the oven you take each slice and turn it upside down so the caramelized side is facing up on the plate.  You can spoon any extra brown sugar mixture over the toast if you have a sweet tooth.  It’s obviously sweet from the brown sugar but not overly sweet. I thought it was perfect, as did the rest of my gang.
Creme Brûlée French Toast - toasted baguette slices with a gooey brown sugar topping baked in the oven for an EASY, but over the top, breakfast | butterandbaggage.comWhile this version is not one you can just get up and pop in the oven, the prep time is minimal.  You will have to allow for 30 minutes for the bread to soak and about 30 minutes for it to bake.  I’m always the first one up so that wasn’t a problem.  I’m trying this out on some friends who are staying with us next weekend. I think they’ll love it.
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Creme Brûlée French Toast

A plate of Creme Brûlée French Toast

Creme Brûlée French Toast – toasted baguette slices with a gooey brown sugar topping baked in the oven for an EASY, but over the top, breakfast.

  • Author: Barbara Curry
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 10 ounces baguette, sliced 1 inch thick

Instructions

1.Preheat oven to 375º.
2.Mix together brown sugar and melted butter and spread onto an 11 x 17 inch rimmed baking sheet.
3.Combine remaining ingredients except for bread and pour into a 9 x 13 pan. Add bread slices to the egg mixture turning after a few minutes to allow the bread to soak up as much of the egg mixture as possible. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
4.Place bread slices on the brown sugar/butter mixture on the lined baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes until the tops of the bread slices are golden brown and the sugar is bubbly.
5.Remove bread slices and serve with the brown sugar side up.

Notes

Use day old bread. Remove the bread from the pan right away and spoon extra brown sugar mixture over the top if desired.

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