Challah French Toast

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Challah French Toast

Happy Weekend, Everyone! We started our Saturday morning on a sweet note with this delicious cinnamon and orange extract infused French toast out of challah bread. Challah is a delicious, super soft and slightly sweet braided traditional Jewish bread which is so perfect for this recipe. Its spongy density allows to absorb egg and milk mixture very well which is perfect for making a really good French Toast. But brioche or pullman loaf will also work in the same way. Cook toast in coconut oil until nicely browned on both sides. To keep it warm, transfer toast slices  to a baking sheet lined with cooling rack, place in the oven at 200F. Serve your toast nice and hot with fresh berries, segments of orange and its zest, edible flowers and tiny mint or basil leaves. Drizzle generously with maple syrup.

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Ingredients: challah bread, eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange, berries, edible flowers (optional), icing sugar, salt, orange extract, maple syrup.

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Slice challah bread into six 3/4-inch pieces.

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Break eggs into a shallow flat bottom dish; whisk the eggs to break them down.

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Stir in milk.

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Add spices, salt, orange extract, zest.

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Whisk to combine.

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Dip challah into egg mixture, turning to coat both sides.

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Transfer to a plate.

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Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, melt coconut oil and add two challah slices at a time.

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Lower the heat to medium and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned.

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Transfer to a baking sheet lined with cooling rack. Proceed with the rest.

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To serve, dust the toast with icing sugar and plate with berries, sliced banana, orange segments, edible flowers and maple syrup. Garnish with tiny mint or basil leaves.

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Bon Appétit!
Svitlana

Challah French Toast

recipe details

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • challah bread
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon organic orange extract
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • Pinch of sea salt
For the garnish
  • icing sugar
  • edible organic flowers (optional)
  • raspberries, blackberries, blueberries
  • sliced banana
  • orange, segmented
  • tiny mint or basil leaves (optional)
  • maple syrup

Directions

  1. Slice challah bread into six 3/4-inch pieces. Break eggs into a shallow flat bottom dish; whisk the eggs to break them down. Stir in milk, add spices, salt, orange extract, zest, whisk to combine.
  2. Dip challah into egg mixture, turning to coat both sides. Pour left over egg mixture over challah slices.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, melt coconut oil and add two challah slices at a time. Lower the heat to medium and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with cooling rack. Proceed with the rest. Kitchen tip: Keeping toast on a cooling rack helps to keep them warm if placed in the oven at 200F without getting soggy.
  4. To serve, dust toast with icing sugar and serve with berries, sliced banana, orange segments, edible flowers and maple syrup. Garnish with tiny mint or basil leaves.
   

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2 thoughts on “Challah French Toast”

  1. Thank you so much for this amazing recipe! I think it’s practically a law that you must eat french toast on snow days. And your recipe was just perfect for chilly snow day mornings like today. My family loved this french toast and devoured the entire pan in no time at all.

    1. Dear Elena, thank you for trying my recipe! It is indeed a perfect sweet breakfast to have on a cold snowy day. I am so happy your family loved it, that’s exactly what i love to hear and I really appreciate your comment here. :)

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