8-10 slices of day old bread, about 1 inch thick. (may be fewer slices if larger loaf)
1 1/4 cups milk
5 eggs (beaten)
1/4 cup sugar (have used equivalent amount of sugar substitute)
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Place sliced bread in a 9 x 13 baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray. Mix together milk, eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Pour over bread in the baking dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight.
The next morning, pull it out of the fridge and preheat the oven to 400. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
I then top it with whatever. My favorites are either butter with some powdered sugar, or sweetened strawberries. Of course, butter and syrup are always ok! If there are any leftovers, they warm up nicely in the toaster.
I know, I should have taken photos... but I didn't.