challah french toast, delicious dessert, now , What if you could make your French toast (or at least most of it) the night before? This cinnamon-y baked French toast recipe is your favorite brunch treat’s bread pudding-ish cousin.
If I see this on a brunch menu when I’m eating out, it’s usually my go to order. If you’re not familiar with it, Challah bread is a braided egg bread that is pretty easy to find at most supermarkets nowadays. You can substitute with another kind of bread such as French bread if you like, but the Challah bread makes for a really delicious rich, buttery french toast.
2 1-inch thick slices Challah bread
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
Maple syrup, for serving
• In a small bowl, mix the eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla until well combined. Pour the mixture into a flat-bottomed baking dish.
• In a cast-iron or heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Swirl the butter so the cook surface is evenly greased.
• Working in batches, dip 1 slice challah into the milk mixture, let it soak 2 seconds per side, then place in the hot skillet. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining slices. Serve hot with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a dollop of lemon curd on the side.
List of Problems with French Toast
Everyone knows that French toast is delicious. There’s no problem there. If you’re ordering it in a restaurant, you’re set. However, when it comes to making French toast at home, you start to see a few issues. Making French toast at home is annoying because:
- We like to sleep in until the last possible moment. Especially on the weekends and holidays—which are prime French toast-making mornings!
- We really don’t like to start the day by creating a ton of dirty dishes.
- We’d like everyone’s breakfast to be ready at the same time. Unless you have a giant skillet and a small family, you’ll be cooking French toast pieces one and a time—in other words, some people’s breakfast will be hot and fresh out of the skillet, and others will have been sitting around for a while when they finally get to eat it.
But don’t worry! This breakfast French toast casserole recipe solves all of your French toast problems. Read on!