Looking for a super simple make ahead brunch idea? You've got to try my friend Ashley's Creme Brûlée French Toast!
It's like bread pudding and creme brûlée got married. The sweet gooey topping perfectly compliments the cakey French toast.
Your guests will think you were up all morning preparing brunch, but really it couldn't be simpler. My favorite kind of dish - all the love but little work!
Ashley's Creme Brûlée French Toast
2 Tablespoons honey (you could also use corn syrup)
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 loaf Challah (any bread will do)
1 1/2 cups half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a small saucepan combine honey, butter and sugar. Simmer until syrupy. Pour into a 9x13 baking pan that has been sprayed with oil. Pour the syrup into the baking pan. Arrange thick bread slices on top of syrup. Whisk remaining ingredients until blended. Pour evenly over bread. Let sit overnight covered in the refrigerator. It will still work if you prepare it the day you bake it. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let cool and cut into slices. Serve syrup side up and top with fruit.