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.
- 8 eggs
- 1 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
- In a large bowl, combine the eggs, orange juice, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla and whisk until well blended.
- Dip the bread in the egg batter and allow it to absorb some of the liquid.
- 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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