Monday, August 9, 2010

French Toast: The Kind That Will Kill You

I know that this recipe exists elsewhere in various forms, however I had never experienced it myself until a pot luck breakfast several years ago. It was intensely sweet, custardy, and oh so good. When I finally got the recipe from my friend, it had the title "The Kind That Will Kill You" and I can't think of a more fitting description. Putting syrup on these would be an act of suicide. You must try them!

French Toast: The Kind That Will Kill You
Serves 5

1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
10 slices French bread
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup butter, melted

1) Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 5 minutes or until mixture is bubbly.
2) Pour syrup mixture evenly into a lightly greased 13x9 baking dish. Arrange bread slices over syrup.
3) Combine eggs and next 3 ingredients; stir well. Gradually pour mixture over bread slices. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
4) Combine 3 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir well. Sprinkle evenly over soaked bread.
5) Drizzle 1/4 cup melted butter over bread. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 50 to 60 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Enjoy!

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