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    Challah French Toast

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    22 mins

    10 mins

    12 mins

    Laura Leigh's Note:

    A yummy twist on classic French toast. The thickness and sweetness of the bread make this extra special. I found the bread in the bakery of my local grocery store. Fresh whipped cream makes it even better. I don't soak the bread as long as the recipe calls for. This is from Ina Garten/Barefoot Contessa at foodnetwork.com.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    slices

    Units: US | Metric

    To serve

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
    2. 2
      In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, orange zest, vanilla, honey, and salt.
    3. 3
      Slice the challah in 3/4-inch thick slices.
    4. 4
      Soak as many slices in the egg mixture as possible for 5 minutes, turning once.
    5. 5
      Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a very large saute pan over medium heat.
    6. 6
      Add the soaked bread and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until nicely browned.
    7. 7
      Place the cooked French toast on a sheet pan and keep it warm in the oven.
    8. 8
      Fry the remaining soaked bread slices, adding butter and oil as needed, until it's all cooked.
    9. 9
      Serve hot with maple syrup, raspberry preserves, and/or confectioners' sugar.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 22, 2005

      This is simply the best french toast i've ever tried. The honey and orange flavors are delicious!

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    • on August 08, 2004

      35

      My DH and both agree that french toast prepared the traditional way is better. This had a very orangy flavor. I missed the cinnamon and the cream cheese in stuffed french toast, but it was a nice change.

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    • on April 24, 2004

      55

      Just as I thought it would be, this is a great recipe. I love the Barefoot Contessa show and watch it whenever I can. I served this with sweetened fresh strawberries on top and sprinkled with powdered sugar. The Challah bread is so good made as French toast. What a breakfast! Thanks for posting CL.

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    Nutritional Facts for Challah French Toast

    Serving Size: 1 (1345 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 292.3
     
    Calories from Fat 116
    39%
    Total Fat 12.9 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 5.5 g
    27%
    Cholesterol 229.7 mg
    76%
    Sodium 467.6 mg
    19%
    Total Carbohydrate 31.6 g
    10%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 3.6 g
    14%
    Protein 12.2 g
    24%

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