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.


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