Creme Brûlée French Toast
1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup (1 stick) Butter
2 Tablespoons Corn Syrup
8 (1-inch) Slices French Bread
1 1/2 Cups Half and Half
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Grand Marnier
1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat the brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup in a saucepan until blended, stirring frequently. Pour the brown sugar mixture into a 9X13-inch baking dish. Arrange the bread slices in a single layer over the prepared layer.
Whisk the half and half, eggs, vanilla, Grand Marnier, and salt in a bowl until blended. Pour over the bread. Chill, covered, for 8 to 24 hours. Let stand until room temperature. bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Serve immediately.
Italian Baked Omelet
2 Cups of organic raw spinach, or 1 10oz frozen, thawed
8 beaten eggs
1 cup ricotta cheese
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon dried basil, crushed
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
¼ teaspoon cracked pepper
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup thinly sliced green onions
½ cup diced salami
Grease a 3-quart rectangular baking dish: set aside.
Mix in the organic spinach, or drain the thawed spinach well, pressing out excess liquid: set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs and ricotta cheese: beat just until combined, Stir in milk, basil, salt, fennel seed, and pepper. Fold in spinach, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, green onions, and salami.
Spread mixture evenly into the prepared dish. Bake in a 350 oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Smoked Jalapeño Cheddar Egg Soufflé
8 – 10 slices of jalapeno cheddar bread, cubed
8 – 9 Colorado grown green onions chopped (minced scallions)
12 ounces or 1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese or smoked jalapeno Edam
12 large eggs
2 – 1/4 cup milk or half & half
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon of ornate onion salt or onion powder
Chopped fresh cilantro
2 jalapenos chopped
Smoked Spanish Sweet Paprika or Hungarian Sweet Paprika
Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Spray six individual 8 – 10 ounce casserole dishes or ramekins with cooking spray. Divide bread cubes, scallions, jalapenos, cheddar cheese among ramekins. Mix eggs, milk, salt, pepper, cilantro, and ornate onion salt or onion powder. Pour into ramekin dishes. Sprinkle with sweet paprika, and jalapeno jack cheese. Bake in oven for about 15 – 20 minutes until puffed and golden brown, Center should be set. (I like it when the center is a little wobbly or egg is a bit wet.)