In a large bowl, whisk
together milk, eggs, sugar, orange zest, vanilla, cardamom, and salt until eggs
are broken up and evenly combined. Soak 3 bread slices in egg mixture turning once, until soaked through, about 4 minutes total.
1 tablespoon of butter in a large frying pan
over medium heat. When butter foams, place 3 pieces soaked bread in the pan and cook until browned, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining bread. Serve topped with Honeyed Strawberries.