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Oct 12, 2005 02:00 PM

Breakfast potluck suggestions?

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I have to bring something to my son's school for a breakfast meeting to welcome visiting grandparents. Is pumpkin bread too homely? A coffeecake too unwieldy? Need some ideas here and recipes too. Thanks

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  1. This is a hit, but it's best served warm. You could prep it the night before, bake it at home while you're gettting ready and then maybe keep it warm on a warming tray.

    Creme' Brulee' French Toast

    1 stick unsalted butter
    1 cup packed brown sugar
    2 Tbls. LIGHT corn syrup
    5 large eggs
    1 1/2 cups half and half
    1 tsp. vanilla
    1 tsp. Grand Marnier
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1 loaf Challah or any round bread

    Melt butter, corn syrup and brown sugar on top of stove stirring until
    smooth. Pour into 13x9x2 baking dish and coat bottom.
    cut bread into one inch slices and place on top of sugar mixture in baking pan.
    Mix eggs,1/2 and 1/2 vanilla, Grand Marnier, and salt together and pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate for AT LEAST 8 hours Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, remove from refrigerator and bring to room temperature. Bake for 30-40 minutes.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Chris VR
      Caitlin McGrath

      I've made this, substituting pure maple syrup for the corn syrup and some of the brown sugar, a change I recommend.

      1. re: Chris VR

        What do you think would happen if you used skim milk instead of half & half?

      2. You could make pumpkin bars, homely enough, but still tasty! And seasonal too! I have a good recipe if you need one.

        1. Quick and Easy Paula Deen Recipe

          2 dozen Krispy Kreme donuts
          1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
          2 (4.5-ounce) cans fruit cocktail (undrained)
          2 eggs, beaten
          1 (9-ounce) box raisins
          1 pinch salt
          1 or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
          Butter Rum Sauce, recipe follows

          Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
          Cube donuts into a large bowl. Pour other ingredients on top of donuts and let soak for a few minutes. Mix all ingredients together until donuts have soaked up the liquid as much as possible.

          Bake for about 1 hour until center has jelled. Top with Butter Rum Sauce.

          Butter Rum Sauce:
          1 stick butter
          1 pound box confectioners' sugar
          Rum, to taste
          Melt butter and slowly stir in confectioners' sugar. Add rum and heat until bubbly. Pour over each serving of Krispy Kreme Bread Pudding.

          1. What do you mean by too homely? I think everyone would appreciate I nicely made pumpkin bread. If you want them to be "cool" what about making them into muffins, with maybe a crunch topping?