I do love a good breakfast and one of my favorite things to have is french toast. Recently, I came across a recipe for a copy cat recipe for Cheesecake Factory Creme Brulee French Toast. I had NO idea that Cheesecake Factory Served breakfast!
Well, when I saw that copycat recipe I was like, I am sure if it is from Cheesecake Factory it had to be good. I love Creme Brulee, so a Creme Brulee French Toast sounded amazing! Also, this is served with a creamy maple syrup. I mean this recipe was just begging to be made.
Let me tell you, I am so glad I made this. First, the egg batter you dip the bread in is more rich, just like a creme brulee. This uses half and half along with an extra egg yolk. Next, the bread used is a richer bread. You use a loaf of Brioche.
Once the bread gets dipped in the batter and placed on the skillet, you sprinkle the uncooked side that is facing up with sugar. Finally, when you flip it over, the sugar side gets all caramelized while it cooks. It is what makes this french toast more gourmet.
The other thing that takes this french toast up a notch is the creamy maple syrup that goes on top! This creamy maple flavored syrup is the perfect compliment and finishing touch to this creme brulee french toast.
- 1 (1.5 lb) loaf Brioche sliced into 8- one inch slices (day old is best)
- 5 large eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/4 cups half and half
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- butter for cooking
CREAMY MAPLE SYRUP:
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp maple extract
- dash salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- In a bowl, beat eggs, egg yolk, half and half, vanilla and sugar together.
- Dip bread and let the bread soak up the egg mixture for about 1 minutes. Then turn and let soak on other side. Let any excess egg mixture drip off into bowl.
- Heat frying pan or griddle up to 350 degrees. Melt a small amount of butter in pan. Place french toast pieces in pan and fry until golden on first side. While cooking, sprinkle a small amount of sugar on the uncooked side. Flip and cook other side until golden and sugar is caramelized. Serve with Maple Cream Syrup.
- To make the syrup: Place cream, butter and brown sugar in a pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Cook for one minute. Remove from heat and add maple extract, dash of salt and vanilla.
This recipe is adapted from A Bountiful Kitchen.