Amaretto French Toast

6 (1-inch thick) French bread slices 4 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons almond liqueur (optional) 3 tablespoons butter 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted Powdered sugar Warm maple Syrup Arrange bread slices in a 13 x 9 baking dish. Whisk together eggs, next four ingredients and liqueur.  Pour over bread.  Let stand 5 minutes, turning once.  Cover and chill 8 hours. Melt butter at 400 degrees in a 15 x 10 jellyroll pan; add French bread slices. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes; turn and bake 8 to 10 minutes more – until golden brown.  Sprinkle with almonds, dust with powdered sugar. Makes 3 servings. Enjoy! “The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star!” – Anthelme Brillat-Savarin.

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