Baked French Toast
slightly adapted from Dash and Bela
1 baguette, a bit stale cute into 3" inch pieces
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups whole milk2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons orange juice
pinch of kosher salt
3 tablespoons vanilla sugar
powdered sugar for the top
Place bread cut-side up in an ovenproof dish and butter the top of each piece. Don't overlap the pieces.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the eggs. Add 1 1/2 cups milk, vanilla extract, orange juice and salt. Whisk until foamy. Pour over bread.
Place in refrigerator overnight
In the morning add 1/2 cup of milk. Sprinkle vanilla sugar all over the top. Bake at 375 until the bread is puffed up and golden (30-40 minutes). Place under the broiler for 1 to 2 minutes until crisp. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.