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Name: Caramel Soaked French Toast
Key Ingredient: french bread
Preparation: combine; chill; bake
Cuisine: American
Source: Traci/Leanne Van Horn
Food Group: grain
Meals: breakfast, brunch
Courses: side
Temperature: hot
Effort: easy
Prep. Time: :20
Elapsed Time: 9:20
Servings: 8

1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
10 (3/4" thick) slices french bread
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2-1/2 cups milk or half & half
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup melted butter

Combine first three ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 5 minutes or until mixture is bubbly. Pour syrup mixture evenly into a lightly greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Arrange bread slices over syrup.
Combine eggs, milk, vanilla and salt; gradually pour over bread slices. Cover and chill at least 8 hours.
Heat oven to 350F. Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Stir well and sprinkle evenly over soaked bread. Drizzle with melted butter over top and bake uncovered for 45-50 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Serve immediately.


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