1 (1 pound) loaf white bread, toasted and cut into cubes
2 tablespoons butter
5 cups half-and-half cream
3 cups white sugar
3 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground nutmeg
Butter each slice of bread on both sides. Tear buttered bread into little pieces, and put into a very large mixing bowl.
Beat eggs with vanilla, and then pour over bread. Stir in half-n-half and sugar. Pour into a large baking dish, 13 x 9 inches or larger. Sprinkle with the spices.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool. Serve hot or cold.