Creme Brulee French Toast

I've been trying out new crock pot recipes from the BH&G "Ultimate Slow Cooker" magazine. I have tried many of the recipes and only one so far was really, really bad. This French Toast recipe is very good and so easy to make and wonderful to wake up to.

12 ounces challa or sweet bread (such as Portuguese or Hawaiian sweet bread), torn/cubed into 1-inch pieces (about 9 cups)
4 cups of milk or half and half
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs or 3/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
(caramel ice cream topping, warmed) optional

1. Place bread cubes in slow cooker
2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt. Pour over bread cubes in cooker. Press bread lightly with back of large spoon to moisten bread completely. Cover and chill in refrigerator for 4 - 24 hours.
3. Remove from refrigerator. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7-8 hours or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Turn off cooker. Let stand for 30 minutes. Spoon out into bowl or on plates. (top with ice cream topping if desired) Makes 12 servings.

The topping isn't necessary, since it is sweet. In fact, the next time I make this I am going to reduce the sugar by a fourth and see if it still turns out. I put some chopped pecans and sliced bananas on the table and it was very good with those additions. This was very close to being a bread pudding, so it would probably be great with whiskey sauce and served as a dessert as well.

If you try it...let me know what you think.

The lovely bowls were made Blue Sky Pottery.

18 reviews:

missknits said...

ooo that sounds/looks sooo good especially on a cold winter day!

Five O'Clock Somewhere said...

Wow, that looks and sounds delicious! I love the crock pot, so easy, and almost everything turns out great. I'll have to try this recipe.

Rosehaven Cottage said...

Now doesn't that look absolutely divine! WOW!


Laura-Junkfoodaholic.com said...

OMG, that looks DIVINE!!! :)

SEWphisticate said...

yum! i love that it's ready in the morning. what a great way to start a relaxing weekend.

Youvegotmaille said...

Oh my gosh that looks heavenly! I'm definitely trying it.

picciolo said...

yum! How wonderful to wake up to this
: )

~ Charlene S Noto said...

I love french toast and I love creme brulee. Don't think I could go wrong with this one. Thanks for sharing!

Cindy said...

Wow that does look yummy! Thanks for sharing this. I'll have to try it!

Ivy@PaperElixir said...

Don't own a slow cooker but this makes me wish I do :)~

Reverend Maitri Libellule said...

Oy my Lord!!! I nearly fainted at the site of that. That looks just fabulous. I am such a foodie which you really can't tell by my blogs but I've always wanted to do a food blog. I can live vicariously through you and the other food blogs here. This French Toast made my knees go weak!

Hugs to you honey,


Rosebud Collection said...

Wow, this looks wonderful..have to try it..

The House of Mouse said...

That looks mouthwarteringly good!!


Mun said...

Yummy! how my stomach growls and it is French, for goodness sake.

twolefthands said...

I am not a cook, but it looks delicious!

twenty pound tabby said...

I think I would definitely call that a bread pudding. Yet another way to use my crock pot! I love bread pud.

Melissa from MN said...

I just made this last night, and I wish I had read your review first. I am not a bread pudding sort of person, but I love french toast. I didn't realize the "Creme Brulee" part meant it would have a soggy bread taste. While it is certainly sweet and turned out the way it said in this recipe, the picture in the magazine was decieving. Maybe next time I can just add less of the milk??

We however really enjoyed from the 2010 BH&G Ultimate Slowcooker the Espresso Roast with Mashed Sweet Potatoes, and look forward to making the Fireside Roast tomorrow.

Kim Lapacek said...

oooh...I definitely have to try this one! Yummy!

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