This is a favorite recipe at our house. It is a special treat for those times we find day-old French Bread half price at the store! (I labeled this as "Breakfast" but we use it for brunch or dinner.)
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 loaf French bread
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine the corn syrup, butter, and brown sugar in a small saucepan and simmer until the sugar has melted. Pour this mixture over the bottom of a greased 9x13 inch casserole dish.
Slice the French Bread loaf into fat (1"-1.5") slices. Place the bread slices over the sugar-butter mixture in the dish. In a bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon mixture. Pour over the bread. Cover the dish and let it stand in the refrigerator overnight.
The next morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Uncover the pan and bake for 45 minutes. Serve while hot or the French toast will harden in the pan. It can be reheated and the leftovers are yummy!