At our house, we are all looking forward to celebrating the holidays. This holiday season is the perfect time to have a decadent brunch with your family. This recipe for Challah French Toast is nothing short of amazing. I found this beautiful challah at a local bakery and I knew it would make the richest french toast ever. I served it with raspberry preserves and it really added to the wow factor. I like this recipe because the orange zest is fragrant and the cinnamon adds a kick. I prefer baking french toast because it simplifies the process and the outcome is a golden brown crust on every slice. You can find more delicious brunch recipes here and here! Cheers!
1 challah loaf
1 1/2 cups of whole milk
1 tablespoon of orange zest
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of salt
Set the oven to 350 degrees.
Slice the challah into one-inch slices.
In a casserole dish, crack the eggs.
Pour in the milk.
Add the orange zest, cinnamon, sugar, salt, and vanilla.
Whisk the custard until it is well combined.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
Soak each slice in the custard, flipping the slices over to coat each side.
Place the slices of french toast on the baking sheet.
Continue until all of the slices have been soaked in custard.
Bake the french toast for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve the hot french toast garnished with powdered sugar and butter.
You can top it with your preference of either raspberry preserves or maple syrup.