Sunday, May 12, 2013

Creme Brulee French Toast

Cookbook Recipe #49

Happy Mother's Day!

My mom got gave me this cookbook a while back. It is a collection of recipes from Iowa Bed and Breakfast's. My mom's best friend and my other mom growing up Kristy has a bed and breakfast in the town I grew up. She makes delicious breakfast food to. This cookbook came out before she had the bed and breakfast though, so her recipe's are not in it. There are a lot of great recipes in this book including the recipe I chose to make from it. Or should I say Phil's mom chose. I had Phil's parents over for brunch today and I could not decide what to make so I gave his mom Linda a few choices and this is the recipe she chose. Everyone loved it. I don't really know what is creme brulee about it but it was good nonetheless. I love breakfast casseroles that you can make the night before and then just pop them in the oven in the morning. Such a time saver when you have guests coming over.

Creme Brulee French Toast
Adapted from Discover Iowa

1 stick butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 loaf cinnamon raisin bread
5 large eggs
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
3 teaspoons triple sec
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a small saucepan, melt butter with brown sugar and syrup over medium heat. Cook until smooth and then poor into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan.

Cut bread into 1 inch slices and arrange in pan.

In a large bowl whisk eggs, half and half, vanilla, triple sec and salt. Pour over bread in pan.

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Take french toast out of refrigerate to bring to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bake for 45 minutes.

Let stand for at least 5 minutes before serving.

This recipe is linked on:  Foodie FridayShow and Tell SaturdayStrut Your Stuff Saturday,  Kitchen Fun with my 3 Sons,  Rediscovering Lost Arts From Our Mothers Mix it Up MondaysMelt in your Mouth Mondays,  On the Menu Monday,  Show me Your Plaid MondaysMop It Up Monday


  1. Hi! Wanted to thank you for visiting LeMoine Family Kitchen! I'm now your newest follower :-) I absolutely love the concept behind your blog!!! I too have a lot of cookbooks (no where near 291) but nevertheless I should def use then more often!

  2. Oh wow, how did I miss this incredible french toast recipe. I found you on Tried and True Recipe linky party on Marlys - This and That.

  3. Wow, this looks really good:) I have never counted how many cookbooks I have, I think I might be too scared to know!!!

  4. Oo, wow that sounds delicious! I've always wanted to own a bed and breakfast. They're such a fun quaint place to get away to.
    Thanks for sharing this on Foodie Friday

  5. This looks wonderful. I am going to have to try this soon. Thanks for sharing on Tried and True Recipes. cohost Marlys @ This and That