3 cups half & half
6 large eggs
6 tbsp brown sugar
4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 loaf brioche or challah bread (sliced 1 inch thick)
4 tbsp butter, divided
In medium mixing bowl, whisk together half & half, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour mixture into pie pan or baking dish. This will make it easier to soak more slices of bread at a time.
Dip bread into mixture and allow to soak for 30 second on each side, allow excess to drip off each bread slice before adding to skillet.
Using a large non-stick skillet or griddle, melt 1 tbsp of butter over medium-low heat. Place as many slices of bread as you can fit comfortably into pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and serve. You can also place on a baking sheet and keep warm in 200ºF oven while you make the remaining batches. Repeat making french toast until all bread slices have been soaked and cooked.
Serve with your choice of accompaniments; fruit, butter, syrup, redi whip, powdered sugar...