|Yes, that is caramel dripping off the sides.|
We had a delicious brunch this weekend that was OMG good. It was one of those dishes that you know are so bad for you, but so damn good.
With the plan of starting a new diet (avoid these 4 diet mistakes) on Monday, then why not go out with a bang right? I stumbled upon this recipe online and never even knew something like this was in existence.
I literally had a 3 hour nap right after eating it. I fell into a delicious sugar coma. Now I can get on the diet wagon (with the latest research) with the remembrance of sugar on my lips.
My husband really enjoyed this dish but I must warn you it is very sweet. We had bacon with it to cut some of the sweetness between each bite. I told my husband that we would not have this again until a special occasion, but man, it was freaking good.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 6 slices Italian, French or Challah bread 1 inch thich
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups half-and-half cream
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoon brandy-based orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier®)
|We just purchased a mini bottle at the wine store. It is a must for this recipe.|
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
- Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Mix in brown sugar and maple syrup, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a 9×18 inch baking dish.
- Arrange bread in baking dish in a single layer. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, vanilla extract, and orange brandy. Pour over the bread.
- Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until puffed and lightly browned.