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May 11, 2012

Caramel French Toast ~ Delicious English Breakfast !!

This Month's The Gourmet Seven edition ends with me. And the theme was English Breakfast and i chose the very popular French Toast. French Toast is nothing but a bread dish soaked with egg, milk n sugar and then toasted. This recipe is little different from the regular toasted French Toast, this is oven baked with Caramel sauce. The entire process was done ahead and kept in refrigerator for overnight and next day it baked. First time i tried this recipe and fallen in love, too delicious and a satisfying breakfast. My kids loved it to core. I got the recipe Here and for detailed step wise pictures click Here. In the original recipe, they used half n half cream but i replaced it with 2% milk  and i also i did not add cinnamon powder to my toast . If u r a sweet tooth person, this recipe is for you!!!

Actually i made Southern Biscuits(will post next) for today's post but Yesterday when i was reading Kaveri's post i thought that i was out of the theme, as Biscuits comes under American Breakfast recipes n not English breakfast. I dunno,something went wrong with me!....then again i decided to make French Toast and googled for some interesting recipes. There are lots n lots of French Toast recipes, but i lack one or the other ingredient for each recipe :( Then at last i got this recipe and by evening i wanted to start the process, but my bad luck i don't have bread at home...Again called my H and aksed him to buy some white Bakery Bread since he mostly buys whole grain honey bread. And late night started my work n in the morning totally forgot about it. And also today kids are @ home, so i am so tired running behind them n shouting at them- don't do this ! don't fight! Sanjay! Akshay!!!! By 10.30 only i came to remember that today is my turn n i don't make anything till now.Then went n baked it...with kids really i found hard to take pics n also still my knee clicked without intention n no planning :( So sorry gourmets hope this will not happen again. Okk no more stories...will move to the recipe...

For French Toast
  1. White Bakery Bread   4 slices
  2. Egg        3 no.s
  3. Milk         1/2 cup
  4. Vanilla      1/4 tsp
  5. Salt            1/4 tsp
  6. slivered Almonds    2tbsp(optional n u can substitute with pecans)
For Caramel Sauce
  1. Brown sugar   1 cup
  2. Butter     1/4 cup
  3. Corn Syrup     1tbsp

  • In a saucepan, add butter,brown sugar n corn sugar and bring it to boil. Stir constantly.
  • Then remove from the pan and keep aside.
  • Take 8 inc. square pan, grease with butter and pour the sauce n sprinkle almonds over it.
  • Then arrange the bread slices (as i used small rectanglar pan,i arranged 2 slices in a row and kept the other two slices over it, so that it gets abt 1" thick base)over the sauce.
  • Now take a small mixing bowl, add eggs,milk,vanilla beat well using fork or whisk and pour the egg mixture over the bread slices.
  • After that, cover the pan using cling wrap and refrigerate over night or atleast 6 hours.
  • Then remove the pan from refrigerator and bring it to room temperature.(Meanwhile the bread slices absorbed all the liquid n get sogged well).
  • Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Bake it uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until done(inserted knife should come out clean).
  • I allowed it to broil for 3 minutes and removed from the oven.
  • That's it...Delicious Caramel French Toast ready.
  • To Serve, flip a slice over to a plate so that the caramel is on top. Serve hot or Warm with butter or any fruit syrup.
Sending this to The Gourmet Seven. Hope you all have checked out the English Breakfast recipes done by our other Gourmets, if not hop on to Anamika, Anusha, Kaveri, Radhika, Veeena, Vardhini's Spaces for wonderful English Breakfast recipes.


  1. wow, that looks so tempting. Looks lovely. amazing color.

  2. Sounds very interesting Sangee,never tried with caramel sauce,will try it soon.Your picture makes me drool.............

  3. Wait till I show my daughter this french toast. Looks yum-o.

  4. that looks absolutely divine... would love to try this
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  5. Looks totally awesome Sangee! Great to see you getting back to regular blogging

  6. wow mouthwatering dear...luv it!

  7. wow this looks so fab ....nice recipe and looks so gud

  8. my husband would go crazy over this... he loves french toast n he loves caramel too...

  9. Looks delicious sangee. Take rest and take everything easy for the moment.

  10. Adding caramel sauce to french toast is just so good to add a great layer of flavor and depth...will surely try!

  11. this french toast looks so fantastic. to give it a Indian touch, you can add cardamom powder instead cinnamon powder. looking forward to your Southern Biscuits post

  12. Ohh this looks sooo yummy .. As if like asking me to come and grab a bite.. and that shiny sauce, Damn !! I can diet next month :(

  13. Too good Sangee... very tempting

  14. Super yummy tempting too.......

  15. Wow, this is so delicious and also totally new to me..

  16. very yummy toast, looks so tempting dear :) a nice idea for a different breakfast :)

  17. Very impressive and super tempting toast, wish to have for my breakfast,well done Sangee.

  18. Looks superb Sangee, very tempting and delicious.

  19. Very tempting and super delicious one Sangee.

  20. Very nicely made french toast with caramel...have not had it with caramel, actually. Nicely presented.
    Thanks for sending it my way.

  21. Love the toast. Looks so fab that I just want to look at it. Thanks.

  22. oh sangee... frech toast looks mouth watering.. and take a chill pill dear.. we know you are not in the pink of ur health now... so take it easy

  23. I am tempted just seeing the pictures.

  24. Hello Sangeetha! My first time here and you have such lovely stuff!! i luuuuve French toast, but not tried it with caramel before. So tis on my list now! :)

  25. Wow looks so delicious :)
    Happy to follow you

  26. innovative caramel french toast...OMG no words to say ....extra ordinary akka.


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