My Photo

Nice to meet you

  • Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Joanne and I’ve been blogging for many years under the name The Simple Wife (you can see all of my old posts under the archives or by clicking on any of the categories that interest you). I love receiving comments from you and try to respond to each one personally. I hope you’ll visit often!

Subscribe to my blog

  • Enter your email address:

    Delivered by FeedBurner

Powered by Rollyo

« Want some free coffee? | Main | Simplify Me: Quiet time »


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Teri H

Love this stuff! You sent me the recipe a while back and I've misplaced it! I'm glad you put it on your blog!!! Thank you!

Lori Anne

Oh my. This sounds heavenly. And dangerous. Can't wait to try it. :)


Got it! Yum! I see this in our weekend's future!


It was so delicious! What a wonderful treat, not just the french toast but the perfect bacon as well!


This is definately going into my recipe box. Can't wait for an excuse to bake it!


OH I am so stinkin' glad you shared this recipe. You have no idea! My friend Amanda and I had some Creme Brulee French Toast at Whole Foods one time (about 2 or 3 yrs ago) and it was the best thing we ever put in our mouths and have talked about it since.

They served it with thinly sliced strawberries and I think some fresh whipped cream. YUM! I am so making this this weekend!

Thanks Joanne!


Sounds wonderful! We are planning on having bacon this weekend, now I know what to serve with it!


This is my kind of breakfast dish. I love the ones you can make a day ahead and then just pop it in the oven when it's time for breakfast. Thanks for sharing.

Robynn's Ravings

OMWORD! This sounds devine!


So, what are YOU doing for your birthday?

tammy maltby

I LOVE this...and I love LOVE LOVE your blog...thank you for sharing this yummy dish with us...I would like to post your blog on my facebook...and facebook you okay with that? The simple wife...brilliant...Thank you Joanne!

Erin Bassett

Oh my word this sound so yummy! I'd don't usually cook with corn syrup, but I'd brake that "rule" for these. :D

Tammy S.

This sounds absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


Oh this sounds so good. I LOVE breakfast food - and can eat it any time of the day. Very unfortunately though - NO ONE in my family likes breakfast food (you would think these children didn't even come from my body sometimes!!). Therefore, I have all but stopped making all things yummy like french toast, pancakes, biscuits and grits and hash browns. I may have to make this anyway - maybe for Thurs. bible study at my house. Women would appreciate it!


Oh yum!!! I want some right now! :)

Holly B.

Crème brûlée French toast?! What decadence! I'll definitely be trying this. Merci, mon amie !


Looks good! This is going into my book of everything! (:


Question though. In this sentence, "1 1/2 cups half and half (I used the fat free kind yesterday and it was fine)", we need 1 1/2 cups half and half? What's "half and half"? -confused-

Mary Jo Smith

Yum! I just made 2 batches for a baby shower I'm helping host tomorrow. Thanks for posting the recipe just in time! :)


I made a big batch of this over the holidays and it was oh. so. yummy.


I was searching for your meatball minestrone recipe (my kids requested it!!!) and found this. I'm adding it to the meal plan too! Sounds yum. I'll add bacon to my shopping list as well.


So I was thinking about making this recipe this weekend but I have no half and half... Thanks to the power of google &
I found out that you can substitute:
*7/8 cup milk
*7/8 T butter or margarine
for 1 cup half and half.
(btw, 7/8 cup equals 3/4 cup plus 2 T & 7/8 T equals 2 and 1/2 t)
Pretty cool!

So for this recipe (1 1/2 cup half & half) you would need:
*1 1/4 cup plus 1 T milk
*1 T plus 3/4 t butter or margarine

If all of that is too confusing or if you want to double-check my math (or if you just want to see a nifty site with measurements & equivalents) check this out:


This looks really yummy!! For help with the accent marks go to

Kelly Ü

Joanne @ The Simple Wife

Thanks, Kelly! It is yummy. Super-duper yummy!



How long did you leave it in the freezer? I am wondering if I can make this a few days ahead of time and freeze, then put it in the fridge the night before to defrost a little and then bring to room temp before baking.


Made it for Christmas Tradition.

Rocket French

I can imagine how delicious it was :)
I'll try your crème brûlée French toast recipe soon...



I've made this several times. It is excellent as-is, but I also just use plain sliced whole wheat bread with great results. I use two-slices thick, and often put jam or other fillings between the slices. I have used milk instead of half-and-half and the result is still fabulous. I often use orange zest in lieu of grand marnier and it always is wonderful. I don't find the dish needs to sit overnight - an hour or two is plenty for all the custard to be absorbed.

The comments to this entry are closed.


Adopt a Compassion child

  • Sponsor a child online through Compassion's Christian child sponsorship ministry. Search for a child by age, gender, country, birthday, special needs and more.

Visit my Amazon bookshop