2Tablespoonssoftened butter for greasing baking dish
For the Topping
4Tablespoonslight brown sugar, packed
Lightly butter the bottom and sides of a 9×13'' baking dish. Cut bread into 1 inch chunks and place in dish.
Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Add the cream and milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and vanilla and mix well. Pour evenly over the bread cubes.
Gently toss the bread around a little to make sure the top and bottom pieces all get dipped in the egg mixture. Spread out evenly, cover dish, and refrigerate overnight.
At this point you can quickly make the topping before hand, and leave it in the fridge overnight.
For the topping:
Place brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl and stir to combine. Cut cold butter into small chunks and add to the bowl. Use a pastry cutter or your hands to combine the mixture until crumbly. Cover and refrigerate until morning.
When ready to bake preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover your french toast pan and sprinkle the topping evenly over top. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until top is golden brown and egg mixture is set at the bottom. (It only takes me about 43 minutes to bake, but time may vary depending on your oven).
Allow french toast to cool for 5-10 minutes before cutting it into squares.
We don't top ours with anything but fruit, because I think it's completely delicious plain! But you may want to try it with syrup, powdered sugar, whipped cream, berries, or any other toppings you'd like!Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites