Definitely a treat for a Sunday morning breakfast. A very rich French Toast, this dish can be made ahead of time and put in the oven while you are getting up and ready.
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup
6 slices French bread
1 1/2 cups half and half cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon orange extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Mix in brown sugar and corn syrup, stirring until butter is dissolved. Pour into 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
2. Remove crusts from bread, and arrange in the baking dish in a single layer. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, vanilla extract, orange extract, and salt. Pour over the bread. Cover, and chill at least 8 hours or overnight for best results.
3. Remove the dish from the refrigerator, and bring to room temperature. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
4. Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until puffed and lightly browned.