Great recipe to have over the holidays when you are so busy with guest. Just pop it in the oven in the morning, sit around the table talking over a cup of coffee, while your french toast is cooking. Serve with fruit.
loaf french bread*
1 1/2 c
1 1/2 c
heavy cream or half and half
nutmeg, grating of fresh
pecans or walnuts chopped
1*French bread (baguette) cut into slices about 1 inch (3cm) thick, or about 8 slices white sandwich bread.
2Layer the slices of bread in a greased 9-inch (23 cm) square baking pan.
3Whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg and pour over the bread.
4Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, mix together the brown sugar and chopped nuts, sprinkle over the bread.
5Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes, until puffed and golden.