Today I made it for a baby shower at work tomorrow.
Creme Brulee French Toast
1 Stick of unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Corn syrup
1 8 or 9 inch round country loaf (I use Challah bread)
5 large eggs
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a small saucepan melt butter with brown sugar and corn syrup over moderate heat until smooth, pour into a 13 x 9 baking dish. Cut six slices of bread 1 inch thick and lay together in baking dish squeezing them slightly.
In a bowl wisk together eggs, half and half, vanilla, grand marnier (optional) and salt until combined and pour over bread. Chill bread mixture at least 8 hours up to 24.
Preheat oven to 350 and bring bread to room temperature.
Bake bread mixture, uncovered, in middle of oven until puffed and edges are pale golden - 35-40 minutes.
Serve hot french toast immediately.