Hazen Inn Caramel French Toast
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Serves: 4
 
A baked French toast dish for a crowd, topped with caramel sauce.
Ingredients
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ⅓ cup whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • French Toast:
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ vanilla bean, scraped
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 slices sour dough or French baguette, cut on the diagonal, about 1 inch thick
  • maple syrup (optional)
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9 x 13-inch glass baking dish with nonstick canola-based cooking spray.
  2. Using a medium-sized saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cream, butter and corn syrup. Heat over medium heat until smooth, stirring constantly. Do not allow the the mixture to boil!
  3. Spread topping in bottom of baking dish.
  4. Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl. Add the milk, vanilla, vanilla seeds and salt - mix well.
  5. Dip each baguette slice into the egg mixture, thoroughly soaking and coating each piece.
  6. Place dipped slices over topping in a single layer. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  8. Uncover baking dish and bake 20-25 minutes, or until dish is bubbly and toast is golden brown.
  9. Allow to stand 5 minutes, then invert onto a warmed platter. Scrape extra caramel sauce onto the warm toast and serve, along with a warmed pitcher of maple syrup, if desired.
Recipe by Liz The Chef at http://lizthechef.com/2013/09/27/hazen-inn-caramel-french-toast/