Grease lightly a baking dish (Size: 22 x 33 cm) and arrange 5 of the bread slices in it. Sprinkle blueberries over the slices, then place the remaining 5 bread slices atop.
Combine eggs, sugar, one teaspoon cinnamon, vanilla and milk in a large bowl. Whisk to blend well.
Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or least a few hours.
Uncover the baking dish. Dust each slice of bread with a few teaspoons of brown sugar and the extra half teaspoon of cinnamon. Drizzle with the melted butter. Bake without lid or cover for 50 – 55 minutes or until golden and set.
Using a sharp knife cut around each slice of bread. Slice and lift out with a spatula, then serve with a drizzle maple syrup, a dusting of icing sugar and fresh berries if you have them.
Blueberries are chock full of antoixidants. They’re a summer fruit but dried blueberries are just as good in this fruity french toast recipe.
You can also serve with oranges wedges or warm spiced mixed fruit
Instead sliced bread, use Italian bread, 8 to 9 thick slices (2-3cm). A perfect recipe for using up stale bread loaves etc.