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Wild Maine Blueberry French Toast

1 long loaf French bread
3 eggs
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups milk
¼ cup flour
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1.2 teaspoon cinnamon
½ stick cold butter
3 oz. package cream cheese
2 cups wild Maine blueberries


Liberally butter a 13"x9" inch baking dish
Cut bread into 1 inch thick diagonal slices and place in baking dish
In a medium bowl, lightly beat eggs
Add sugar, and vanilla
Stir in milk until well blended
Pour mixture over bread, turning slices to coat well
Cover with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight
Combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cold butter (cut into chunks) in a food processor until mixture resembles course crumbs
The next day, turn bread slices over in baking dish
Cut cream cheese into small chunks and scatter on top of bread
Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over bread with cream cheese
Liberally scatter blueberries on top
Bake in a preheated oven 350 degrees for 45 minutes
This recipe can be prepared up to 2 days ahead. Looks and tastes delicious!
Best served with thick sliced bacon or maple cured sausage links and hot real Maine maple syrup!