Place the bread on a cutting board and center the star shape in the middle of the slice. Press down firmly and tear away the excess bread from the around the edges. Save the extra bread pieces to make this recipe for home-made croutons
Mix the eggs, milk and vanilla into a bowl. Dip both sides of the bread stars into this mixture.
Melt a little butter into a flat skillet and cook on both sides until golden brown.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and powdered sugar, if desired. Serve with maple syrup.
9 slices thick Texas-style bread
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Whisk eggs, milk and vanilla together.
2. Cut shapes out of the bread using a star shaped cookie cutter.
3. Dip bread in the egg/milk mixture on both sides.
4. Melt butter in skillet. Cook on both sides until golden brown. Sprinkle with cinnamon and powdered sugar, if desired. Serve with maple syrup.