So I'm trying out my own style of baked french toast.
~ 2 Cups milk (a little less = used dry cup measurements)
5.5 eggs (.5 egg = leftover egg from challah bread that i froze)
2 costco cap fulls of costco vanilla extract (2 tsp about)
1 healthy shake of cinnamon (1-2 tsp.. i like to be liberal with the cinnamon)
Whisk whisk whisk..... whisk so hard that a bunch falls out into the sink (oops!)
Butter a deeper 8X11in pan.
Cut up/tear apart ~ 1 loaf of challah bread. (half regular half raisin to be exact).
Sprinkle on some raisins (stolen from your roommate)
Pour egg mixture over the bread; refrigerate.
In a smaller bowl:
microwave 1.2 sticks of butter.. (a little over 1/2 cup i'm guessing) for 80 seconds.
while doing that, measure out around 4/3 Cup brown sugar.
Dump into melted butter
pour about 3 TB of molasses into the cup measurer (i just watched one tablespoon's worth and then counted slowly, 1- 2-3).
Mix the leftover brown sugar (that got stuck in the cup measurer from the milk) into the molasses
Pour into butter/brown sugar mixture.
Mix mix mix.
Nuke for 100 seconds.
HEre's the MAGIC
when it comes out, butter will be super melted and watery; sugar/molasses will be on the bottom. Now don't lose hope. Just whisk with a fork. whisk whisk whisk.
It will start to come together.. it will begin to cohere (GRE word) into a wonderful, silky caramel-ness.
There will still be that pesky layer of watery butter.
Keep on whisking!
Sorry no pictures.
Now if you're like me, you did this all in a tupperwear container.. with a plastic lid. Pop into fridge.
Plan of Action Tomorrow:
Preheat oven to 175C (350F to you folks in the states)
Pull out the bread/egg mixture
Reheat sugar/butter mixture/ rewhisk (maybe 1 min in the nuker)
Pour sugar topping over the bread and egg mixture.
Bake for 40 minutes.
(INSERT 30 MINUTE JOG HERE!)
Allow to cool.
DON't Devour! (Seriously considering losing 20 pounds this season; or at least 10.. 5?)
Take to school!
Bask in your awesomeness.
Or apologize for burnt, trying to save badly dry raisin challah and unfortunately undercooked normal challah by recycling it into a bread pudding-ish baked french toast.
HOPEFULLY the FORMER
Maybe... probably not.