This French toast Brulee takes simple french toast and makes it extra special. You make french toast like you normally would, but before you serve it, you add a thin layer of sugar and use a kitchen torch to brulee the top.
Is it just me, or is this summer flying by? My children start school a month from tomorrow. Isn’t that crazy? It feels like we just started our summer, we should not be getting ready to end it. We are finally getting into our groove here in Kansas. We have all made some friends, found some fun things to do, and have started to get used to living on an Army base. Well, sort of. Today, we woke up and it was raining. The kids and I decided to get in the car and take a little adventure. We found a cute little town in Missouri (we live 5 miles from the Missouri border) called Weston, had a great lunch and found some cute little shops. I cannot tell you how happy I was to find some roadside fruit stands, it reminded me of growing up in New Jersey. My mom never bought produce in the grocery store during the summer months. I love being able to pull over and buy corn and peaches that just came off of a farm.
I normally do not include recipes here that call for tools or ingredients that you might not have, or that will be hard for you to find. But I could not resist sharing this recipe with you. This french toast Brulee takes simple french toast and makes it extra special. You make french toast like you normally would, but before you serve it, you add a thin layer of sugar and use a kitchen torch to brulee the top. It melts the sugar and adds a crunch and deep caramel flavor that is nothing short of amazing. I made this for dinner for my children, and they requested it for every meal for the next three days. If that does not tell you that this french toast is delicious, I do not know what will.
This recipe comes from Chenin Boutwell.
French Toast Brulee Ingredients //
- 1 loaf of french baguette or challah bread
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 2 Tablespoons sugar or 1/3 cup sugar (if you are not going to brulee these and just make them plain, use 1/3 cup)
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- superfine sugar
- powdered sugar for dusting
- kitchen torch
How to Make // The Steps
Step 1: Whisk together (in a much larger bowl than I used, I made a mess!) the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.
Step 2: Slice your bread on the bias. It looks prettier that way.
Step 3: Quickly dip each side of the bread into the custard mixture.
Step 4: Add the french toast to a pan on medium-high heat that has been coated with butter. Cook on each side until brown, about 2 minutes or so. If you are making a lot of french toast, you can put the pieces on a baking sheet and keep them warm in a 300-degree oven.
Step 6: Sprinkle the tops of the french toast with the superfine sugar (if you do not have superfine sugar, give regular sugar a whirl in the food processor).
Step 7: Use a kitchen torch to melt the sugar on the french toast.
The tops will have a caramel-ly, crunchy top. Oh so good.
Garnish with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and sliced strawberries. Enjoy!
Friday 11th of May 2012
I made this last night!!!! Amazingly delicious recipe. Your website is awesome, thank you so much.
Tuesday 22nd of May 2012
Thank you Melissa Ann!
Saturday 29th of October 2011
I haven't made french toast in ages but after looking at your pictures I am inspired. Thanks!
Saturday 29th of October 2011
You are welcome Sarah!
Friday 19th of August 2011
Gorgeous stuffed French Toast Bree. Linking back to this in my next post :)
Sunday 21st of August 2011
Thank you Marla and thank you for the link love. :)
Friday 22nd of July 2011
hey i made your french bread.... as expected it wasnt as good as looking as yours
Monday 25th of July 2011
I doubt that! I am sure that it was gorgeous.
Saturday 9th of July 2011
Oh man, like everyone else, I think this has officially pushed me to go buy myself a kitchen torch. As well as driving around to find some produce stands/markets, I forgot how much I miss fresh fruits and veggies. Anyways, this french toast is beautiful! And those strawberries... oh my, it's a match made in heaven. Gorgeous!
Monday 11th of July 2011
I like to enable new kitchen purchases. :)