Caramel French Toast

img_0239.jpgYet another French toast recipe; this is rich, and delicious. What can I say? I absolutely love a family or friends get together at Brunch! This is very rich, so one”sandwich” can be cut diagonally for each person. However, a hearty appetite will appreciate the full square. I hope you enjoy!

1 cup, firmly packed, light or dark brown sugar (for this, try dark)
1 stick butter
12 slices white bread
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
6 large or extra large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk – (use half-n-half for extra rich)
2 tsp. pure Vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. kosher salt

When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Get out a 9 x 13 pan and grease lightly. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan melt the brown sugar and butter, stirring constantly. Pour this into the greased pan and tilt pan around to cover bottom.

Lay the six pieces of bread over the caramel mixture (you may need to squish them a tad); mix the sugar & cinnamon together and sprinkle over the bread. Place the other six slices of bread over the cinnamon mixture.

In a medium bowl whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla & salt then pour gently & evenly over the bread; press lightly with the back of a large spoon then cover with plastic and place in the fridge overnight or for at least 8 hours.

Bake for 40-45 minutes; until golden and puffy.

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