Monday, April 25, 2011

Cream Caramel French Toast

A scrumptious make-ahead breakfast or brunch main dish that goes together in 15 minutes. Guests almost always ask for the recipe!

In 9" X 13" casserole dish, melt in microwave:
2 Tablespoons corn syrup
1 Cup brown sugar
1 Stick (1/2 cup) butter
Turning the pan width-wise, layer one and one-half loaves cinnamon raisin bread slices in 3 columns like dominoes, usually 7 slices per row. 

In large bowl beat 6 eggs and add 2 cups of milk, 2 cups light cream, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir. 

Pour slowly over bread, cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight. Bake COVERED at 350 degrees for 45 minutes and UNCOVERED for 15 minutes. Cut into 9 or 12 squares.

INVERT ONTO Plates so the caramel is on the top. Top with dollop of sour cream and chopped walnuts, almonds or pecans.