Preparation: 10 min.
Soaking time: Overnight
Baking time: 13-20 min. at 475 degrees (F.)
Yield: 4 servings



  1. In a mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs. Add flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, vanilla and salt. Mix until smooth.
  2. Gradually beat in half-and-half.
  3. Pour into a 9 x 13-inch baking dish or a 2-inch "half pan", if you're using restaurant gear. A 9x13 baking dish will probably hold more slices.
  4. Place bread into egg mixture. Turn slices over. Arrange in a baking pan.
  5. Cover. Refrigerate overnight.
  6. About 30 minutes before baking, turn slices to soak other sides.
  7. In a second 9 x 13-inch baking pan, pour half the butter. Arrange bread in pan. Drizzle with remaining butter.
  8. Bake at 475 degrees (F) for 8 minutes. Turn slices. Bake 5 minutes longer or until golden brown. Serve.

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