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.