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Ingredients

1 loaf (10 ounce) French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (10 cups)
8 eggs
3 cups milk
4 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon salt, optional
Topping:
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Maple syrup, optional

Instructions

Place bread cubes in a greased 13x9-inch baking dish. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt, if desired. Pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Dot with butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over top. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Susan Treanor
Rock Island



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