Mix milk, sugar, egg, brandy, and vanilla essence in a bowl.
Slice the bread to 3 to 5 cm thick. Add to the bowl. Mix well with the egg mixture and set it aside to soak (I usually do this the night before).
The bread should soak up almost all the mixture in the bowl If there are any leftovers, pour it over the bread when cooking.
Heat a frying pan over low to medium heat. Add butter or margarine to dissolve.
Now add the bread to cook.
Flip it over when golden brown. Repeat on the other side.
Dish it up and serve with honey and maple syrup to your heart's content - enjoy.
Here's the cross section It's runny in the inside.
Story Behind this Recipe
My baguettes were getting hard, so I used them to make french toast. To make it more glamorous, I added brandy and vanilla essence just like how I regularly make whipped cream. It was so delicious that I posted the recipe.
You could slightly modify the amount of sugar. If you like it less sweet, decrease to 1.5 tablespoon. It will become more sweet when served with honey or maple syrup, so you could adjust the sweetness there, if you'd like.