Baked French Toast Recipe

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It is always best to use day old bread.  If you can get some from your baker that is great, if not try and buy o loaf the day before. As last resort cut into rounds and place in a slow oven (300F/150C)  for 15-20 minutes or just drying out a bit.

serves 8 
1 cup/250ml pure maple syrup                                
 1 1/2 cups/375ml milk
 1 pound/450ml loaf French bread, cut into 2 inch/5cm thick slices
 4 large eggs
3 large egg whites
2 teaspoons/20ml vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon/3ml ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon/1ml ground nutmeg  

Preheat oven to 350F/175C/Gas 4

Spray large baking dish with cooking spray.  Pour syrup in bottom of dish.  Arrange bread slices on top of syrup.  Combine eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.  Mix well.  Pour over bread slices, generously soaking the bread.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or bake immediately.

Bake for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.  Serve with additional syrup or powder sugar if you like.

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