***See my note at bottom***
- 2 cups light brown sugar
- 1 stick butter or margarine
- 4 tablespoons flavoring of choice: vanilla, hazelnut, almond, etc.
- 4 eggs
- 1 3/4 cups milk
- 1 loaf Italian or French Bread cut into 1 inch thick slices
- cinnamon to taste
Preheat over to 375 degrees Farenheit.Place brown sugar into 13 x 8 inch baking dish.
Melt butter or margarine in microwave.
Blend brown sugar, melted butter and 2 tablespoons flavoring until it makes a glaze in bottom of baking dish.
Whisk eggs, milk and remaining flavoring in a shallow bowl until well blended.
Dip each bread slice into egg mixture, soaking both sides.
Set bread on top of brown sugar mixture in baking dish.
Sprinkle evenly with cinnamon to taste. (At this point you can refrigerate or freeze).
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Flip each slice of bread over so glazed side is up.
Serve hot. Serves 6.
***NOTE*** I decreased the butter and sugar by half and it was still thick, gooey and decadent. I can’t imagine using the full recipe, but if you’re in for a treat and need a sugar high, be my guest.