YIELDS: 4 | COOK TIME: 25 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 30 MINS
Creme Brulee French Toast
1 c. milk
1/2 c. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
Pinch kosher salt
1 stick melted butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. maple syrup
1 loaf challah bread, sliced 1” thick
Confectioners’ sugar, for serving (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter, brown sugar and maple syrup. Pour mixture into a large tall baking dish and spread into an even layer using a spatula. Arrange bread on top in a single layer.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour mixture over bread. If you have time, cover and let soak in refrigerate for 1 hour or up to overnight. Otherwise, bake for about 25 minutes, or until the the butter-sugar mixture is bubbling in the bottom of the pan.
Serve immediately, sugar side up. Sift powdered sugar on top if desired.