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Old Lyme Inn: Crème Brulee French Toast

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Crème Brulee isn't just for dessert anymore thanks to Candy Green Innkeeper at the Old Lyme Inn (Old Lyme, Connecticut).  "Crème Brulee French Toast" is just one of the many scrumptious creations Candy dishes up for breakfast.  It's a simple adaptation of the classic dessert into the perfect brunch fare.  So if you are looking for the perfect brunch entrée or just the perfect Sunday breakfast look no more Crème Brulee French Toast is here!

Candy Green's Crème Brulee French Toast

Serves 4 - 6

  • 4-6 slices thick slices (1 ½" thick) challah or babka  
  • or Portuguese sweet bread staled over night
  • 1 t. softened butter
  • 1 stick (¼ lb) melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 t. vanilla

Grease a shallow baking dish with the softened butter.  Place the stale bread in the dish without overlapping it. Pour the melted butter evenly over the bread.

Beat the eggs and sugar.  Add the cream and vanilla. Pour over the bread.  Soak at room temperature for several hours or overnight in the refrigerator.   Turn the slices occasionally.  Be careful!  The bread is fragile at this point, so once the bread is thoroughly saturated, leave it alone.

If the bread mixture had remained in the refrigerator overnight, bring it to room temperature before baking.

Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F.  Bake uncovered for 45 minutes.  Serve immediately with maple syrup or powdered sugar.

About Old Lyme Inn

ImageThe Old Lyme Inn where History, Romance and Beautiful Art conspire to help new guests and old friends feel comfortably and immediately at home. Fireplaces and Live Piano Music help warm our Dining Rooms and stir the soul. Old Lyme is located where the mouth of the Connecticut River meets the shoreline of the Long Island Sound. Just off I-95, only 100 miles from New York or Boston.

Old Lyme Inn
85 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, Connecticut (CT) 06371
(800) 434-5352



Last Updated ( Friday, 13 April 2007 )
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