I hate wasting food. If we have a few grapes fall into the bin in the refrigerator I'll always put them out for the squirrels and birds. Likewise with unused bread, but the giant mushroom shaped Brioche was a little large for that. And by the time I got around to figuring out what to do with it, it was a couple of days old. Which in, this case, is a very good thing.
Burg's French Toast adapted from A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg
3 large eggs
1c whole milk
1 T sugar
pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
Canols or other flavorless oil
6-8 slices day old bread cut about 3/4 in thick
Pure maple syrup for serving
Into a shallow bowl or baking dish break the eggs and whisk together with the milk, sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg.
Carefully lower one piece of bread at a time into the oil. I used a large spatula because the pieces had become quite heavy and were about to break into bits. After a 1-2 minutes, flip and cook the other side.
Serve with warm maple syrup and anything else you'd like. We had a lot of fruit so I used that.
I think he liked it : )