Make this the night before and enjoy brunch with your kids rather than catering to them! Also great for taking places because the syrup is built-in.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 (1 pound) loaf French bread, sliced
- 5 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Combine the corn syrup , butter, and brown sugar in a small saucepan and simmer until the sugar has melted. Pour this mixture over the bottom of a greased 9x13 inch casserole dish.
Place the bread slices over the sugar-butter mixture in the dish. In a bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt; pour this mixture over the bread. Cover the dish and let it stand in the refrigerator overnight.
The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Uncover the pan and bake for 45 minutes. Serve while hot or warm or the French toast will harden in the pan. It can be reheated.