MOUNTAIN BROOK, AL -
Get the recipe for Crème Brulee French Toasts served at
Vino in English Village during Saturday brunch. www.vinobirmingham.com
servings (serving size: 3 pieces). The
amount of custard ingredients can be reduced by ½ if you want to make 6
servings or less.
- 1 large loaf
French bread (sliced 1 to 1 ½ inches thick)
- 1 1/3 cups whole
- 2/3 cup heavy
- 4 large eggs
- 1/3 cup granulated
- ¼ tsp fine
- 2 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp ground
topping: additional ground sugar
together milk, cream, eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla extract and cinnamon
slices of bread in a 2 inch deep pan. Pour custard mix evenly over all
slices. Cover and allow to soak overnight
in the fridge. ( If in a hurry soak on one side for 30 minutes and flip each
slice and allow to soak an additional 30 minutes to absorb the custard mix)
- Preheat oven
to 325. Arrange the soaked slices on a baking pan, lined with parchment paper,
with a thin space between each slice. Bake 30 to 35 minutes until a slim knife
inserted into the center and slightly twisted does not release any custard.
Keep warm until ready to serve.
caramelize the tops: douse one side of each slice with a generous amount of
granulated sugar and quickly flip them, sugar side down, into a no-stick pan at
medium high heat until golden brown(caramelized).
- Transfer to
a plate, caramelized side up, sprinkle with powdered sugar and syrup of your
choice, add fresh fruits on the side and enjoy.