Foodie Friday

Oven-Baked French Toast
There are no other words except for indescribably, melt in your mouth delicious!
12 slices cinnamon bread or cinnamon raisin bread
1 pint half & half or light cream
2 large eggs
6 T. margarine
2 T. firmly packed brown sugar
2 t. vanilla extract
1 t. grated orange peel
1/4 t. ground cinnamon
1/8 t. ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In lightly greased 13×9-inch baking pan, arrange bread slices in two layers.
In large bowl, blend remaining ingredients with a wire whisk. Evenly pour over bread slices, pressing bread down until some liquid is absorbed and bread does not float. Bake 45 minutes or until center reaches 160 degrees and is golden brown in color. 
Serve hot and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and cinnamon. Add orange zest for color.
Makes 6 servings.