Yield: 4 Servings
1 cup half-and-half
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
¼ teaspoon salt
8 (1/2-inch) slices of day old or stale country loaf bread or brioche
4 tablespoons butter
In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey and salt. This can be prepared the night before and refrigerated. When ready to make the French toast, pour custard mixture into a pie plate and set aside. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Dip slices of bread into the mixture, allow it to soak for 30 seconds on each side and then remove from custard mixture. Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. Place 2 slices of bread at a time in the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices. Serve immediately with pure maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.