2 tablespoons butter
thick slices French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon dark brown
1 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
1) Preheat oven to 300 degrees F
(150 degrees C). Butter one 2 quart casserole dish.
2) Prepare a
water bath for the 2 quart casserole dish by placing a larger dish
with water in the oven.
3) Place bread cubes in the 2 quart
Beat together the eggs, sugar and vanilla;
slowly add the scalded milk.
Pour over the bread. If desired,
sprinkle with nutmeg, brown sugar and pecans.
4) Place the
casserole in the water bath and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a
knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Serve either hot