Caramelized French Toast with Cinnamon & Berries

Caramelized French Toast; Photo Stefan Scherperel


1 # cubed stale bread


1 ½ cups heavy cream

½ c. half and half

Cinnamon stick

½ vanilla bean

¼ c. sugar

5 egg yolks

¼ cup maple syrup


  1. Crème brulee custard. Steep cinnamon with cream and sugar and then strain.
  2. Place bread in a 4 oz ramekin and intersperse berries and then pour custard over top.  Press bread down.
  3. Cover with film and soak for a few hours or over night.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees in water bath uncovered for 25-20 minutes or until custard is set. Let cool slightly.
  5. Sprinkle with white sugar and caramelize with torch and garnish with berries.