About this recipe:This is a weekend morning treat, or even delicious as an alternative to bread and butter pudding for a comforting pud. If you assemble this the night before you'll have breakfast (or brunch) on the table in minutes.
1 (500g) loaf French bread, cut diagonally in 2.5cm slices
350ml single cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
175g dark brown soft sugar
3 tablespoons golden syrup
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Butter a 20x30cm 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 180 C / Gas 4. In a small saucepan, combine butter, dark brown soft sugar and syrup; heat until bubbling. Pour over bread and egg mixture.
Bake in preheated oven, uncovered, for 40 minutes.