This is the second time I have made this recipe. The 1st time I took some advice from reviews, used only 10 eggs, and just clumped the whipped cream cheese mixture (adding vanilla extract, powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg) over the first layer of bread because it was really hard to spread and then put blueberries all around. It turned out delicious but didn't have "layers" like the picture. The 2nd time I made it, I made much bigger bread cubes (I used an entire whole wheat ciabatta loaf and last time I just used leftover bread that I had laying around) and I found that the bigger cubes (like 1 1/2 to 2 inches) made it much easier to spread the same whipped cream cheese mixture. Also, don't put too much bread on the bottom of your pan. I found that if I put too much bread in one spot (i.e. a cube on top of a cube), it was impossible to spread and it stuck to my spatula! I just threw the "excess" bread cubes that were hiding underneath in the reserved bread for the top of the casserole and kept on spreading to link all the bread and cream cheese layers. Still used the same 10 eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract, dash of salt, 2 cups milk, and 1/2 cup maple syrup mixture as last time. I pressed it down and topped it with cinnamon and brown sugar. When I baked it, it came out perfectly just like the picture! Tasted just as good as I remembered it!
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This is the second time I have made this recipe. The 1st time I took some advice from reviews,...