Wednesday, January 11, 2006

You haven't lived until...

You haven't fully lived and experienced life's simple goodness if you've never eaten Baked Caramel French Toast. This recipe came to me through a cousin of mine with the claims of being 1)Easy to prepare and 2)Simply delicious. Nothing about calorie count or carbs or any of that. I write this...it's as tasty as it is simple. I wonder if Martha Stewart's staff members have ever made this for her before. Hmmm. Here it is for you!
BAKED CARAMEL FRENCH TOAST
Melt in a heavy saucepan over med/low heat until smooth and creamy: 1 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup butter (or marg.), 1/3 cup cream or milk (I usually use whole milk), and 1 tablespoon corn syrup. Just make sure you don't boil this mixture...I usually stir it frequently and it doesn't take more than a few minutes. Here's a hint: Cut your slices of french bread about 1 inch thick and lay them out in your 9 x 13 pan to see how many will fit in the pan. Then take them out- and pour your melted caramel mixture into the pan. Next step- Whisk together 3 eggs, 1/3 cup of milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt & 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. (Martha Stewart's staff would use the real Madagascar vanilla here. I use it when I have it.) Dip each slice of your french bread into the egg mixture- getting it moist on both sides. Place the slices on the caramel mixture in your pan and cover with plastic wrap or foil. Place it in refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight. Bake it at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. (Don't overbake.) To serve, put slice of french bread on plate with caramel side up. You can serve with various toppings, like chopped apples & cinnamon, sliced bananas or syrup. I eat it plain so that I have room for a second piece. I'm telling you- this will make your day. Plan it a day or two in advance. Make it in the evening before bed. Pop it in the oven while you're in the shower and when you sink your teeth in this stuff you'll realize why you read this blog!

6 comments:

caren said...

OMG..that sounds absolutely DELICIOUS... my kids will love me this weekend! Thanks!

Mrs. Blackberry said...

My hubby is going to be a very happy man this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

Stacy J said...

We are French Toast fans -- I'll most definitely give this a try!
Thanks Jody.

Deanna- yep Dee-na said...

Mmm... can't wait to try it. Thanks Jody! yum.
Now, go check out my blog... cause' tag your it! LOL

Deanna- yep Dee-na said...

so girl- i'm totally feeling like a dork now... i just stopped by Stacy Julian's blog.... and she tagged you too with the same thing. Ha! That is funny. wow! that is cool too. :)

RN4JCHRIST said...

Hi Jody!! Love your blog (Deanna referred me =) What a yummy recipe!! I'll have to try it!!
~Dawn