Day 7 of sharing recipes that you'll love for the holidays. One from each of the 10 years of Cooking with Friends calendars.
Cooking with Friends, 2015
Yana Baranek's recipe for Creme Brulee French Toast is perfect for Christmas morning brunch or any other cold winter morning. Its elegant yet easy to prepare and can be assembled the day before it's served.
This is a dish Yana made at Christmas when she owned a Bed & Breakfast in Nebraska. She wanted her guests to see, smell and taste the festive cheer during their stay. I can imagine waking up to the sweet smell of fresh toast, egg nog and spices - and the holiday spirit. This dish and holiday experience is something you can share with your guests, too - and have time to enjoy the day.
Home for the Holidays by Claudia True
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Creme Brulee French Toast by Yana Baranek
In small saucepan, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and corn syrup and stir until smooth. Pour mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange bread slices on top of the caramel mixture in the dish.
In separate bowl, whisk the eggs, eggnog, vanilla and salt until combined. Pour the egg mixture slowly over the slices. Sprinkle the tops of the bread with nutmeg and cinnamon. Chill at least 8 hours before baking. It can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bring the bread mixture to room temperature. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until bread is pushed up and the edges of the slices are golden.
Serve by scooping a slice of bread with the caramel sauce underneath. Garnish with fresh berries or sliced fruit.
Here's the colorful front and back covers for the 2015 calendar. Check out all the other recipes and my friends who shared them. So much great food!
Consider making French Toast Creme Brulee for an easy and delicious breakfast Christmas morning - it might become a new tradition.
Happy Cooking and Happy Holidays!
I'm an artist living in Kansas City with my hubby and cats. My passions: colorful paintings, yummy food, and sharing my love of art and cooking with others.