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Adapted from epicurious.com

Serves 2

“What? Breakfast for dinner?” asks the conformist 12 y.o. Yes, breakfast for dinner. It really should have been for dessert. I had some leftover, unsliced Brioche that I bought from the Farmers Market that was screaming “make me into French toast!”

OMD (oh mon dieu)!  That’s French for oh my god. A caramelized coating with a hint of orange turns your average French toast into an unexpected bite of decadence for dinner.

Maple syrup not required, but why not add a bit more deliciousness.

creme brulee french toastWhat you need:

  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 sm orange, juiced
  • 4 1” slices of Brioche
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 c heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
  • Pinch of fleur de sel (French sea salt)
  • Maple syrup, if desired

What you do:

  • In sm saucepan heat butter with brown sugar.
  • Stir until sugar melts.
  • Add juice of orange.
  • Pour into 9×13 baking dish.
  • Place bread into dish, pushing each to fit into dish.
  • In bowl whisk eggs, cream and vanilla.
  • Add salt.
  • Pour over bread.
  • Cover and chill at least an hour.
  • Heat oven to 350˚.
  • Bake toast until edges turn golden and bread puffs, about 30-35 min.
  • Serve immediately.
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