Creme Brulee French Toast

This is SO good!!! I made it for the first time last Thanksgiving and will be making it again this year for breakfast. Awesome!!!

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1 cup brown sugar, packed

2 tablespoons corn syrup

6 (1 inch thick) slices French bread

5 eggs

1 1/2 cups half and half cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon Grand Marnier orange liqueur

1/4 teaspoon salt

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Mix in brown sugar and corn syrup, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a 9X13 inch baking dish. Remove crusts from bread and arrange in the baking dish in a single layer. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, vanilla, orange liqueur and salt. Pour over the bread. Cover and chill at least 8 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove the dish from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature. Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes until puffed and lightly browned.