Overnight Creme Brûlée French Toast

Hello Dear Reader,

New Years Day Breakfast 

I found this recipe over at "Mels Kitchen Cafe" and knew it would be awesome. It is so yummy, scrumptious and delicious. It is definitely a "sometimes" food and not your every day breakfast, unless you plan on climbing a mountain everyday. I made it for Christmas Day Breakfast and it was totally amazing. I just bought an unsliced loaf of plain white bread from the bakery, you know just the plain block of bread, with a softish crust, nothing fancy. You don't want an artisan loaf with a really crunchy crust for this recipe, you want a soft crust to absorb all the egg-y goodness. I served it with whipped cream and fruit but any topping would be amazing, with this show stopper of a breakfast.

I had frozen some bread cubes that were left over, from Christmas Day, so I thought I would make it again for New Years Day Breakfast. As you can see below, there wasn't quite enough of the white bread to cover the dish, so I just sliced a 1 inch slice of my homemade light rye bread and mixed it in. It was more than fine.

Ingredients for Overnight Creme Brûlée French Toast, clockwise from top right-
1/4 teaspoon salt, 6 x 1 inch slices of plain white soft bread, 4 eggs, 120 gram butter, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla essence and 1/2 cup each of milk and cream, mixed together

In a small saucepan, melt together on medium heat, the butter, brown sugar and the maple syrup

Until bubbly, set aside to cool slightly

In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, the milk/cream mixture, vanilla essence and salt

Pour the caramel mixture into a greased 22 cm x 33 cm casserole dish

Place the bread cubes evenly over the caramel mixture

And pour over the egg-y mixture and put into the fridge overnight or up to 10 hours. In the morning, take out the dish from the fridge and put into a cold oven. Then pre-heat oven to 175 C, when the oven is up to temperature, time 35 to 40 minutes. The top will be golden and the egg-y custard just set

What is a special breakfast that you make for your loved ones?

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