Sunday, November 27, 2011

Trattoria Brown - Challah French Toast

This is actually a left-over breakfast. We had some challah bread and though it would be a great vehicle for french toast. It was. Enjoy.


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 large loaf challah bread
  • Unsalted butter

To serve:

  • Pure maple syrup
  • 2 bananas, sliced


In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, whipping cream, milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, orange zest, vanilla, honey, and salt. Slice the challah in 3/4-inch thick slices. Soak as many slices in the egg mixture as possible for 10 minutes, turning once after 5 minutes.

Heat 1 tablespoon butter on a large electric skillet pan over medium heat (about 300 F). Add the soaked bread and cook for 3 minutes on each side, until nicely browned. Serve hot with maple syrup and sliced bananas.

It'll look something like this:

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