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Challah French Toast

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Ingredients

  • 1 large loaf challah bread
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Butter for frying, plus more for serving
  • Maple syrup
  • Chef notes

    Soft and slightly sweet challah bread makes the best French toast as it crisps up on the edges but stays soft and almost custard-like in the center. Serve this with plenty of butter and maple syrup!

    Preparation

    1.

    Slice the challah into 1-inch-thick slices.

    2.

    In  a medium-shallow baking pan, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla, salt and cinnamon. Working in batches, place a couple slices of the bread in the pan in at a time and let soak a few seconds before turning.

    3.

    While the bread soaks, melt a couple tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 to 3 slices of bread in at a time cooking until golden brown on all sides, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with rest of the soaked bread.

    4.

    Serve with additional butter and maple syrup.