My mom makes this for special occasions and it is always delicious!! You must prepare it the night before and bake the next day for the best flavor.
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c light corn syrup
4 TB frozen limeade concentrate*
1/2 c light brown sugar, packed
Zest of 2 limes
1 1/2 c. milk
1 TB vanilla
Dash of salt
1 loaf French bread cut into 1” slices
Spray lightly a 9X13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
In a medium saucepan, over low heat, place the butter, brown sugar, syrup, limeade and zest. Cook until butter and sugar have barely melted (3-5 minutes). Pour into the baking dish.
In a bowl, mix eggs, milk, vanilla and a dash of salt.
Arrange the bread slices in one layer over the syrup mixture and pour the egg mixture over the bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Half hour before baking, remove the French toast dish from the refrigerator.
Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, for 35 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with whipping cream and strawberries.
* Instead of frozen limeade, use 1/3 cup of key lime juice and 3 TB of sugar