1 pkg. Strawberries & Cream Mix (by Wind & Willow)
12 slices French bread, cut into cubes, divided
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese
1 1/2 C. strawberries, sliced
2 C. half & half
12 large eggs
1/2 C. maple syrup
Directions: Grease a 9" x 13" baking dish. Combine Strawberries & Cream Mix with cream cheese and mix until smooth. Layer the following: 1/2 of bread cubes, then 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture, fresh, sliced strawberries, remaining bread cubes, then the rest of the cream cheese mixture. Beat together half & half, eggs and maple syrup until smooth. Pour evenly over ingredients in the dish. Cover with foil and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Set out for 45 minutes prior to baking. Preheat oven to 350* and bake (covered) for 30 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and continue baking until French toast is puffed and golden brown, about 30 more minutes.