Combine milk, eggs, maple syrup, 2 tablespoons sugar, orange peel and salt; mix
well. Pour half of mixture into each of two 9-inch-square baking dishes. Dip both
sides of each slice of bread into milk mixture; arrange in the same baking dish.
with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Marinate cherries in orange juice and remaining 1 tablespoon of sugar overnight.
Carefully transfer slices to a nonstick, buttered baking sheet using a large
spatula; allow excess liquid to drip into pan used for soaking.
Bake in preheated
400 degrees F oven for 15 to 18 minutes; turn slices over halfway through baking
time. Top each slice with 1/2 cup cherries and a dollop of vanilla yogurt.
Serves 6 to 8.
Nutrition information per serving: Calories274; Carbohydrates45 g; Protein10
g; Fat6 g; including sat. fat2 g; Cholesterol163 mg; Sodium320 mg; Calcium140 mg;
Dietary fiber2 g