French Toast


This version of French toast made with Challah was a favorite at the Ross School. If you can’t find Challah in your local supermarket look for Portuguese sweet bread or even just a good hearty peasant or French loaf. Semolina breads also make great French toast. Be sure to use farm fresh eggs for a rich egg flavor to complement the freshly ground cinnamon and nutmeg. 

Number of Servings



  • 8 eggs
  • cup orange juice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground cinnamon  
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 16 slices Challah bread or another medium density, slightly sweet bread
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, orange juice, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and  vanilla and whisk until well blended.
  2. Dip the bread in the egg batter and allow it to absorb some of the liquid.
  3. Heat the butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and cook slices ofbread until golden brown. Serve while hot with maple syrup, apple butter, jam or preserves.
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