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Crème Brûlée French Toast Is the Most Indulgent Way to Start Your Day

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Photo courtesy of Mad Batters Pastries

Live large with this extra-special, gluten-free recipe from Mad Batters Pastries in Marlboro.

Crème Brûlée French Toast (GF)

Courtesy of Mad Batters Pastries, Marlboro

For the topping:

2 Tbsp brown sugar
4 Tbsp Grand Marnier
2 tsp orange extract
6 oz strawberries, sliced

For the French toast:

1/2 cup half and half
4 eggs
2 Tbsp Grand Marnier
Fresh zest of 1/2 orange
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 slices of good gluten-free bread
Local maple syrup and powdered sugar for serving

Method:

To make topping, mix brown sugar, Grand Marnier and orange extract in a small bowl. Add the strawberries, and marinate overnight.

For the batter, whisk the half and half, eggs, Grand Marnier, zest, salt and extract in a bowl. Thoroughly dip each piece of bread in the mixture, and cook in a skillet over  medium heat until golden brown.

To serve, cut slices on the diagonal, top with the marinated strawberries, drizzle with maple syrup, and sift some powdered sugar on top.