Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Slow Cooking Thursday

Can you believe it's Thursday already? The days seem to be just flying by! Anyway - it's time for another slow cooker recipe. This is one that's good, but you can't make it too often because it's not so good for you, if you eat it too often!
Creme Brulee French Toast

12 ounces sweet bread (Portuguese or Hawaiian sweet bread), cut into 1 inch cubes - about 9 cups
4 cups milk
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
warm caramel ice cream topping or syrup
Line a 4 quart slow cooker with a nylon slow cooker liner. Place bread cubes into liner.
In large mixing bowl, whisk together milk, sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Pour over bread cubes in cooker. Press bread lightly with back of a large spoon to moisten bread completely. Cover and chill in refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours.
Remove from refrigerator. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Turn off cooker and let stand for 30 minutes.
Carefully lift nylon liner from cooker, using a plate to transfer French toast to a cutting board. French toast may be sliced or spooned into serving dishes.
Top with your choice of topping and enjoy!

Stop over at Diary of a SAHM for more slow cooker recipes.

I find the nylon crock pot liners in my grocery store, by the paper products. They are disposable and made by Reynolds. The French toast can be made without them, but your crock will be hard to clean.

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Kim said...

This sounds fabuloso! My fridge is too small for my crockpot. Think I could do the overnight thing in one container, then gently "pour" it into the crockpot next morning?

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I have some wonderful recipes I have collected thanks to you!

Brooke said...

sounds heavenly!!

Hootin' Anni said...

This is quite like bread pudding? And I love, must try this recipe for sure.

And LOVE!!! the pheasant photo below Mari! He's gorgeous, isn't he?

Pat said...

OK...I'll admit my ignorance. I have never seen a nylon slow cooker liner. Where would one buy such a thing? I think I need one.

Barb said...

Yo! I'm with Pat - never heard of a nylon slow cooker liner either. Would also like to know where to buy it. This sounds yummy and perfect for when family comes to stay for the weekend.

Thanks for your post!

Raise Them Up said...

O.K., would regular bread work? I don't know what sweet bread is. But it sounds really good.

Also, I love the pheasant picture! They are SO pretty. We used to have a ton of them around the house growing up. But I haven't seen one in decades. Thanks for sharing!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I have never seen a slow cooker recipe like that...have me over and let me try it!

Mary said...


The recipe sounds delicious. It's very similar to the way Grandma made bread pudding, but without the slow cooker. lol She made hers in the oven of her woodstove.

I have never seen the nylon crock pot liners either. I will have to check to see if I can get them.

Still having some trouble getting onto your blog. I wonder if I'm the only one.


The Birds Nest said...

My husband's fav dessert is creme brulee, so I will definitely be making this one!!