Even though I love bread I don't get a lot of different kinds since it would go bad so I try to stick with this kind of bread.... Stroehmann - Maier's Premium Italian
That's what I used in place of the French bread that my recipe called for. This is the recipe I used.....
1 Lb loaf French bread, cubed (I used my Italian bread though)
8oz cream cheese, cubed
2 1/2 cups milk (I used 2%)
3/4 cup sugar
6 TBS melted butter
1/4 cup maple syrup (I skipped this & used cinnamon)
1. Spray 13X9 glass baking dish with cooking spray. Place half the bread in dish; sprinkle with cream cheese. Top with remaining bread.
2. Whisk all ingredients in large bowl; pour over bread, pressing on bread with a spatula to soak up egg mixture. Cover & refrigerate overnight.
3. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake, uncovered, 45 minutes or until lightly browned.
* my review* It was pretty good but I think next time I want to try and melt the cream cheese, if that's possible.