This is a family recipe from my hubby’s grand-maman Pariseau. She always serves this dessert when we visit and man is it good. And decadent. And artery clogging. Do you like maple syrup? You’re going to love this. This is the type of dessert that requires very loose pants, a post dessert nap, and a 5 mile walk the next day.
In the bottom of a buttered, oven safe casserole dish, combine:
2 cups of brown sugar
1 cup 35% whipping cream
2 tbsp butter
3/4 cup maple syrup
In a separate mixing bowl combine:
1 loaf of country style bread (sliced and buttered and then cut into cubes)
4 cups of milk (2 cups carnation milk, 2 cups regular milk)
4 eggs beaten
1/4 cup maple syrup
Leave for 15 minutes until the milk mixture is absorbed into the bread. Pour over the sugar mixture — do not mix.
Combine and pour over top:
2 eggs beaten
2 tbsp cream
Bake (centre rack) at 350 for 50 minutes to an hour or until golden and a knife comes out fairly clean. Enjoy.