1 (1 pound) French bread loaf, cut diagonally into slices an inch
2 cups milk
1 1 / 2 cups of half and half cream
Pepper 1 / 4 teaspoon cinnamon
Butter 3 / 4 cup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1 / 3 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
Butter a 9×13 inch baking dish. Arrange the slices of bread in the bottom. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Pour over bread slices, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and corn syrup; heat until bubbling. Pour over bread and egg mixture.
Bake in preheated oven, uncovered, for 40 minutes.