This is a Betty Crocker recipe. I tweaked some things and will note that below.
Make sure you made decent sized pockets in the bread or you won’t get much of the cream cheese “stuffing” in it
Cream together the cream cheese and spices. I didn’t use crystallized ginger ($17/bottle!) but instead used a little ginger and white sugar in its place.
Put the cream cheese mix into the pockets of the bread, I spread extra on top for flavor.
mix the eggs and milk together and put into your pan. At this stage I realized maybe I should have cut my bread so it was shorter and completely covered by eggs. Anyway, now you cover the whole thing and put in the fridge for 8-10 hours.
– Take out of fridge and cook 350 for 30 minutes.
Mix the orange glaze until somewhat thick and bubbly, it will taste delicious!
The baked french toast should be “golden”, check that the eggs are cooked.
Don’t forget to serve with the warm glaze for extra flavor. I served it with sausage balls. The french toast is sweet, just to warn you. It’s like a super sweet dessert!