1 hour 10 minutes
My most requested recipe! Overnight French toast flavored with a touch of orange liqueur that’s baked casserole style on a bed of homemade caramel sauce.
‣ 3 loaf Jimmy John’s Day Old French Bread, or other french bread of your choice ‣ 5 egg ‣ 1 1/2 cup half and half cream ‣ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ‣ 1 teaspoon orange liqueur, such as Grand Marnier or Cointreau ‣ 1/4 teaspoon salt ‣ 1/2 cup salted butter, unsalted ‣ 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed ‣ 2 tablespoon dark corn syrup ‣ 1/2 cup powdered sugar, for garnish, optional
If you have not already, make sure your bread is ready to add to the casserole dish. Whichever bread you decide to use, make sure that each piece would rest about 2 inches high in the baking dish. I like using day-old Jimmy John’s bread for this.
In a large bowl, add the eggs, half and half, vanilla, orange liqueur, and salt, then whisk together well.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter, then add the brown sugar and corn syrup. Cook & whisk constantly until the brown sugar has melted and the butter is absorbed.
Slowly drizzle the prepared caramel sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish, coating it completely.
Place the sliced bread on top of the caramel sauce layer.
Drizzle the egg mixture over top of the bread, saturating each piece as much as possible. If needed, spoon the egg mixture out of corners and gaps to help cover the top of the bread. Once done, bake!