I made this on Christmas Eve night and popped it in the oven on Christmas morning while we were opening presents. It was so good, everyone still is talking about it. I'll have to make it again soon! These are pretty popular right now, and now I know why! I've seen people make this with regular sandwich bread, and I think that would make it soggy, plus, French Toast is better with crusty bread.
What You Need:
1 Loaf of crusty French bread.
2 Cups of milk.
1 Cup of white sugar.
1/2 Cup of butter.
2 Teaspoons of vanilla extract,
1 Teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
1 Tablespoon of brown sugar.
Grease baking dish. Slice bread a couple inches thick and place in baking dish. In medium saucepan over medium heat, stir in butter and white sugar until melted. Pour over bread. In a bowl, beat milk, eggs, and vanilla extract together. Pour over the bread and sprinkle cinnamon on top. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 450. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of brown sugar over top. Bake for about 30-35 minutes. Enjoy!
If you try this, let me know how you liked it. I personally LOVE it.