Summer Sundays are for yogurt parfait and long walks in the sun. But once the leaves start falling and the cozy sweaters are unpacked, it’s time to hunker down with pumpkin bread, pancakes and French toast on lazy, snuggly Sundays. After all, evolution says you need those extra calories for survival.
This challah French toast recipe is warm and cozy, sweet and spicy, and the perfect pick-me-up for weekends when you just want to hide under the covers.
Challah French Toast with Chai Spices
- 6-8 slices of challah bread
- 4 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 2 Tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp cardamom
- pinch ground cloves
- pinch ground black pepper
- pinch salt
- 2 tsp butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- additional butter (optional)
- maple syrup
- Whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla and spices.
- Soak bread in egg-milk mixture for 1-2 minutes.
- Add 2 tsp butter to a large pan set over medium heat. When butter starts to bubble slightly, add 2-3 pieces of bread to pan.
- Cook each side 2-3 minutes until golden bread. Flip and repeat 2 minutes.
- Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar with 1/8 tsp ground cloves. Top French toast with spiced powdered sugar, more butter and maple syrup.
Pronounced: KHAH-luh, Origin: Hebrew, ceremonial bread eaten on Shabbat and Jewish holidays.