California Baked French Toast

CLASSIC JAMS: Blueberry BUY

Ingredients

Custard base

  • 8ea eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup crème fraiche
  • ¼ cup maple syrup

Whipped crème fraiche

  • 1 cup crème fraiche
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp simple syrup

 Caramel Sauce

  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt 

French toast – 12 servings

  • Serving dish: small rectangle staub cast iron 
  • 6 slices brioche ¾” cut, cut in half to make rectangles
  • Custard base
  • 1 cup caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite jam (we used Classic Blueberry)

Directions

Custard base

  1. Whisk all ingredients together until smooth

Whipped crème fraiche

  1.  Whisk all ingredients to make whipped cream

Caramel Sauce

  1. Heat butter all ingredients over medium heat until melted, and sugar dissolves.
  2. Stir frequently to ensure even cooking
  3. Reduce to low, and cook until the caramel is copper color (the butter will separate but the sauce will eventually bring everything back together)

French Toast 

  1. Soak slices of brioche in custard
  2. Ladle ¼ cup caramel sauce into each cast iron
  3. Place three slices of brioche overlapping in each cast iron with the crust side down
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 325F, brush with melted butter and return to oven until golden
  5. Top with Classic Blueberry Jam (or your favorite jam)
  6. Serve with whipped crème fraiche and berries