Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 14 min
• 1/4 cup butter, room temperature
• 12 3/4 inch slices French bread
• 6 eggs
• 1 1/2 cup milk
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 2 tablespoons maple syrup
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• Powdered sugar
1.In large bowl beat eggs, milk, sugar, syrup, vanilla and salt to blend. Pour mixture over bread. Turn bread slices to coat. Cover with plastic and refrigerate overnight.
2.In the morning, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
3.Spread butter over bottom of heavy large baking pan with 1 inch sides. Remove bread from egg mixture and arrange slices in pan.
4.Bake French bread 10 minutes. Turn bread over and continue baking until just golden, about 6 minutes longer.
5.Transfer cooked toast to plates and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve at once with your favorite toppings, like warm maple syrup and chopped, toasted walnuts.