4 cups French bread cubes
½ cup raisins (optional)
3 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp salt
⅔ cup sugar
3 cups Half & Half
1½ tsp vanilla
whipped cream (if desired)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Arrange bread cubes and raisins in buttered 3 qt. baking dish, and drizzle with butter.
Combine eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, and beat slightly.
Dissolve sugar in Half & Half, and add to eggs in a fine stream, stirring constantly.
Stir in vanilla.
Pour mixture evenly over bread cubes, and bake at 350 degrees for 60-65 minutes,
or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
May be served warm or chilled... plain or with whipped cream.