- 1/2 Cup butter
- 1 Cup packed brown sugar
- 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1” thick slices
- 5 eggs
- 1 1/2 Cup half and half
- 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 Teaspoon orange extract
- 1/4 Teaspoon salt
- Whipped cream, for serving
- Strawberries, for serving
In a small saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar together, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Pour mixture on to a lightly greased baking sheet, and spread out into a thin, even layer.
Arrange the bread slices in a single layer to cover the sheet.
Beat the eggs together, then whisk in the half and half, maple syrup, vanilla extract, orange extract, and salt. Spoon the mixture evenly over the bread. Cover, and chill overnight.
When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and sprinkle the bread with cinnamon.
Bake for 25 minutes, until lightly golden. Flip the pieces of bread over, and broil until that side is golden too.
Serve with freshly whipped cream and strawberries.