My mom serves this as one of the buffet items for Easter brunch. It is a great treat and I (and the rest of my family) always enjoy it. She was kind enough to share this recipe by adding it to the family cookbook.
1lb French bread, cut in 1" slices
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
Grease two 9" square pans. Arrange bread slices to fill pan. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well and pour over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Next day: In a small bowl, add butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. Mix well and spread evenly over bread. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes or until puffed and golden. Serve with maple syrup.