8 (1-ounce) slices diagonally cut day-old French bread (about 1 inch thick)
2 cups sliced strawberries
2 teaspoons grated orange rind
4 teaspoons butter, divided
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
How to Make It
Combine milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, salt, and eggs in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Place bread slices in a 13 x 9–inch baking dish; pour egg mixture over bread; turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until egg is absorbed.
Combine strawberries, remaining 1 tablespoon sugar, and rind in a small bowl. Let stand 20 minutes.
Melt 2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4 bread slices to pan; cook 3 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and bread.
Place 2 bread slices on each of 4 plates. Sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered sugar; top each with 1/2 cup strawberry mixture.
Five stars - delicious and light - with one adjustment to the recipe. If you like crispy french toast, leave the sugar out of the egg batter so that you can cook it long enough to make the toast crispy before it burns. Then sprinkle a little extra sugar on top. Also let the strawberries set longer so they make a good amount of "syrup." Yumm.
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