Sunday, February 21, 2010

molasses brulee'd french toast.

So I'm trying out my own style of baked french toast.

Let's see..

~ 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.


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.


Maybe... probably not.

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