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Challah Bread French Toast

French Toast

I started with Tonia’s (a contributor to the website) recipe from Feasting at Home site. I increased the orange zest to 2 tsp and used a combination of whole milk and half and half.  I omitted the allspice and cardamom as I didn’t have either.

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Hand mixer

A note before you start:

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  • 16 oz loaf of Challah Bread

  • 4 large eggs

  • ½ cup of half and half

  • ½ cup of whole milk

  • 3 TBSP of real maple syrup

  • 2 tsp of orange zest

  • ¼ tsp of salt

  • Whisk all of the ingredients together and pour into a shallow container.  A rectangular pyrex works well as you can dip several pieces of bread at  once.

  • Prepare your griddle or skillet by heating it on medium heat for a skillet and at 375 for an electric griddle.  Once hot, add 2 tsp of butter, and spread evenly across the pan.  Reduce the heat just a bit once the butter has melted.

  • Dip the bread slices into the custard being careful not to let it absorb too much custard. Flip to the other side and then place on the skillet.

  •  Cook approximately 3 minutes each side.  Serve immediately, or place in a casserole dish, cover with foil and keep warm in a 250 degree pre-heated oven.

Buon Appetito!

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