Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Overnight Baked Caramel French Toast

Ingredients for Topping:
· 1 cup packed brown sugar
· 6 tablespoons butter
· 1/3 cup heavy cream
· 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
· ½ cup chopped pecans (optional)

Ingredients for French Toast:
· 3 eggs
· ½ cup milk
· 1 teaspoon vanilla
· 1/4 teaspoon salt
· 3 (3/4 inch thick) diagonal cut slices French bread

1. Spray a 9x13-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
2. In a 2 quart saucepan, mix topping ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Do Not Boil! Spread topping in baking dish.
3. In a shallow bowl, beat eggs with a fork. Stir in milk, vanilla and salt. Dip bread slices in egg mixture, making sure all egg mixture is absorbed. Arrange over toppings in baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
4. When ready to bake, heat oven to 400 degrees. Uncover dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and toast is golden brown. Remove from oven and let stand about 5 minutes.
5. Place large heatproof serving platter upside down over baking dish. Turn platter and baking dish over. Scrape any remaining caramel topping onto toast. Serve immediately.

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