Some years ago (18 or so!), I made an amazing caramel-French toast strata from a recipe I found in a magazine. It involved the typical soaking of the bread in an egg and cream/milk mixture, probably had some cinnamon - what made it fun was that it had a caramel layer on the bottom that was similar to the caramel you have when you make a flan. The strata was a huge hit, but the recipe was lost in a move and I have been searching for it since. Does anyone happen to have a recipe for something like this??



Rhonda35 October 28, 2010
Thank you TiggyBee and melissav! You've given me enough to play around with. I really appreciate your help.
melissav October 28, 2010
This is from my sister in law and sounds like exactly what you are talking about except she adds bananas.

Overnight Caramel French Toast
I took this recipe and added caramelized bananas to give it a bananas foster Yummy and so easy!
1 cup packed light brown sugar
ll2 cup light-colored corn symp
8 tablespoons butter
Cooking spray
10 (l-ounce) slices French bread
21/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
I Il2 teaspoons vanilla extract
T.l4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 bananas
1. Combine first 2 ingredients plus 6 tablespoons butter in a small frlring
pan. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until mixture is bubbly, stirring
constantly. Pour most of mixture evenly into a 13 x 9 baking dish coated
with cooking spray (reserve about ll2 cup in pan) .
2. Arrange bread slices in a single layer over syrup in dish.
3. Add remaining 2 tablespoons butter to reseryed caramel in frying pan.
Halve bananas lengthwise and again into quarters, sprinkle with cinnamon
and place in frying pan. Allow butter to and bananas to caramelize (about 3-
4 minutes). You should be able to smell the nuttiness of the butter.
4. Meanwhile, combine milk and next 6 ingredients (through cinnamon) in a
large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Pour egg mixture over bread slices.
5. Top bread slices with the caramelized bananas and any remaining sauce
in pan. Cover and reftigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
6. Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 50 minutes or until golden. Let stand
for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 10 servings.
TiggyBee October 27, 2010
Here's another similar recipe to the one she makes..
TiggyBee October 27, 2010
Is this something like it? My Sister makes this all the time for Holidays, so maybe it's close?
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