Bread Pudding French Toast
French toast can be a snap to make, but it often needs a little … something. Even with a flavorful custard base, spiked with vanilla extract and warming spices, brioche and challah never seem to truly absorb those flavors, leaving maple syrup to do the heavy lifting. Cram more flavor into French toast by first preparing a rich bread pudding the day before. Chill the bread pudding, then cut it into slabs, dunk it in a traditional custard, then cook in the same manner as French toast. The time-consuming part of this breakfast occurs the previous day, so cooking the French toast only requires about 15 minutes.