Crémé Brûlée French Toast

Ingredients

How to Prepare

   Heavy cream (2 cups)

   Egg yolks (10)

   Loaf of Ciabatta or Italian bread 

   Sugar (1/2 cup)

   Nutmeg (1/4 tsp.)

   Oil (for frying)

   Pure vanilla (1 tbsp.)

   Toppings of your choice

   

    

 

 

 

Steps:
  1. Preheat oil in a deep pan to 350 degrees.
  2.  Slice your bread into 1 – 1 1/4 inch slices and lay in a single layer in a 13 x 9 dish.
  3. Place egg yolks in a mixer and beat on high for 3 -5 minutes until the yolks begin to cream and become frothy.
  4. Add sugar little by little to the egg yolks while the mixer is on a low speed; followed by the vanilla and nutmeg.
  5. Mix all ingredients on high for 1 – 3 minutes until all sugar is dissolved and your mixture is creamy. 
  6. Gently fold in heavy cream with whisk or spatula until all the cream is completely mixed in. 
  7. Pour the mixture over your bread in a 13 x 9 dish. 
  8. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes (this allows the bread to completely soak up the custard mixture) (mixture can sit up in the refrigerator overnight too – if you choose to refrigerate for any period of time, be sure to bring it back to room temperature before you begin frying it).
  9. Using tongs and being very careful of the hot oil, place 2 -3 slices of your French toast into your preheated pan with oil. 
  10. Fry for 2 – 3 minutes per side until they’re nice and golden brown. 
  11. Remove from the heat and place on a wire rack to let some of the oil drain off from the frying process.
  12. Serve with your choice of toppings. Enjoy!