Candleberry Inn on Cape Cod
Candleberry Inn Creme Brulee French Toast with Grand Marnier: Breakfast-Brunch
Prep time:20 minutes
6, 1" slices Challah or Country Bread
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 tablespoons corn syrup
5 large eggs
1 1/2 cups half-and-half or cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon Grand Marnier liquer
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup packed brown sugar
In a small, heavy saucepan melt butter with brown sugar and corn syrup over moderate heat until smooth. Pour mixture into a 13x9x2" baking dish.
Cut 6, 1" slices from loaf of bread and arrange in baking dish, on top of brown sugar mixture, squeezing in to fit.
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, vanilla, Grand Marnier and salt. Pour mixture evenly over bread.
Cover baking dish and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake bread mixture, uncovered, in the oven until puffed and golden, 35 minutes. Serve immediately, garnished with orange twists.