Temps de cuisson: Overnight Portions: 8
Loaf sliced 1 1/2 " thick French Bread
6 beaten Eggs
1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Mace
1 teaspoon Vanilla
3 cups Half and Half or substitute 1/2 milk
Firm Butter, Dark Corn Syrup or Pancake Syrup, Brown Sugar and Nuts
Slice French Bread into 8 slices about 1 1/2 inches thick and place in generously buttered or sprayed 9 x 13 baking dish.
Combine eggs, spices, vanilla and cream and mix well. (If desired, you may add your favorite liqueur or extract for additional flavor.)
Pour egg mix over bread slices and wait 5 minutes and then turn each piece over. Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 2 hours. Before baking turn bread slices to absorb unabsorbed egg mix.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and set out pan while oven is preheating. Bake for 20 minutes and remove from oven. Put topping over each slice and return to oven and bake for 20 more minutes.
Remove from oven and serve. We add further topping of pancake syrup or flavored syrup or fruit conserve. Note: to avoid fallen pieces, leave in oven until ready to serve however, turn off oven.