cut loaf into 1 inch thick slices and squeeze as many as possible, cut side up, into a buttered 13 x 9 inch pan. Whisk together eggs, milk, butter, sugar, salt and extract and pour evenly over bread. Chill, covered overnight. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Whisk egg white with sugar and a generous pinch of salt and stir in almonds until well combined. Spread mixture over bread and bake until bread is puffed and golden about 25-35 minutes.