Apple cinnamon French Toast

Once in a while  I like to spoil myself for breakfast with my favorite French toast;apple cinnamon bread with a dollop of mascarpone on top and drizzled all over with homemade syrup. Its just so yummy!!!

3/4 cup water
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablsp. heavy whipping cream
½ teasp. ground cinnamon

French Toast:
8 slices of apple cinnamon bread cut into ¾ inch thick ( you can use any other bread, other one I like is raisin bread from panera bread)
4 eggs
¾ cup whipping cream
1/2 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon vanilla, rum or brandy (optional)
powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)

For the syrup: pour in the water and brown sugar in to medium saucepan.bring to a boil on a high heat.boil for 8-10 minutes until the syrup reduces to approximately 1 cup.remove from heat and whisk in the cream and cinnamon if you like.
French toast:In a medium bowl,whisk the eggs. Add the cream,milk,sugar ,salt,and rum,brandy or vanilla and whisk until well combined.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter on a large nonstick griddle or a pan over medium heat. Dip slices of bread in to the mixture, turning allowing both sides to absorb the mixture. Griddle until they are golden brown.
Transfer the French toast to plates.put a dollop of mascarpone on top of each. Dust with powdered sugar if you like, and pour the syrup over and around the French toast.Serve with fresh berries and Enjoy!