1 cup half and half
3 large eggs
2 tbs honey - warm
¼ tsp salt
8 stale country loaf
4 tbs butter

In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt. 
You may do this the night before. 
When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan and set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side,
and then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.

Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon
of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. 
Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, 
approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. 
Repeat with all 8 slices. 
Serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream or fruit.

Courtesy: Chef Nikhil