Vanilla-Maple French Toast With Warm Berry Preserves
- 9 eggs
- 2 1/4 cups whole or reduced-fat (2%) milk
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 12 slices French bread, 3/4" thick
- 1/4 cup butter - (1/2 stick) melted
- Warm maple syrup
- Warm Berry Preserves (see recipe)
Whisk eggs in medium bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in milk. Add 1/3 cup maple syrup, sugar, vanilla, and salt; whisk to blend. Divide custard between two 13- by 9- by 2-inch glass baking dishes. Arrange bread in single layer in dishes. Let soak 10 minutes. Turn over, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
Heat large griddle or heavy large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, brush griddle with some butter. Add soaked bread; cook until brown on bottom, about 4 minutes. Turn French toast over; cook until bottoms are brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer to plates. Serve with additional syrup and Warm Berry Preserves.
This recipe yields 6 servings.