Brandied Lemon Butter French Toast

4 eggs
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 thick slices bread
Powdered sugar, optional

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
Juice of 2 lemons
4 teaspoons grated lemon rind
3-ounces brandy

In a shallow dish, beat eggs, sugar, salt, milk, and vanilla. Soak bread in the above mixture.
Heat butter over medium-high heat and cook each slice of bread until slightly brown on each side.
Serve with Brandied Lemon Butter and lemon slices. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
FOR BRANDIED LEMON BUTTER - Melt butter over low heat. Spoon off any foam that forms. Pour into a dish, leaving behind any sediment in the pan.
Wash the pan, pour butter back in the pan and add the sugar. Stir constantly until sugar dissolves. Add lemon juice, rind, and brandy; stir until smooth.
Pour over hot French toast.