Monday, May 18, 2009

Challah Bread French Toast


78.  Friends of ours own a bakery in town and they treated us to a fresh loaf of challah bread yesterday.  It smelled wonderful!  But what could be better than "Challah Bread French Toast"?  
Tonight we had breakfast for dinner. 

 "Challah Bread French Toast with Buttered Apple Topping"
One loaf of Challah Bread.
Cut the bread in thick slices
6 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
1 tsp cinnamon
¼ cup sugar
1 Tblsp grated orange rind
¼ cup toasted almonds, ground
Beat together the egg, milk, cinnamon, sugar and orange rind till blended well.
Heat a griddle or frying pan to approximately 300º.  Spray with oil.  Begin to immerse each piece of bread into the egg mix till bread is completely coated but not soaked.  Pause a couple seconds, then transfer to the hot griddle.  Once griddle is filled, sprinkle the almonds over the un-griddled side of the bread.  When the bread is toasted, flip and continue grilling.
"Buttered Apple Topping"

3 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tblsp orange juice, or lemon juice
3 Tblsp butter
¼ cup sugar
1 cup water
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2 Tblsp corn starch
1 cold water

Place the apples in a 4 quart saucepan.  Add cinnamon, juice, butter, sugar and water.
Stir together all ingredients and place saucepan over medium heat.  Bring to a boil and simmer till apples are tender but firm in the center.
While apples are simmering, mix corn starch and cold water to make a thickener.  Pour into the simmering apples and mix till the apples begin to thicken.  If too thick, add water till desired thickness, or if not thick enough, add more corn starch/water mix.  Continue to simmer till toast is complete.  Serve the apples on the side.
Slice oranges and float in a pitcher of water.
Breakfast is delicious any time of the day!

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

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plain*worker*primitives said...

Wow.....

french toast rocks and I bet this is amazing!!!

take care
melissa

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That looks absolutely delicious!

Happy Belated Foodie Friday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

susan said...

This really looks good. Breaksfast food is my favorite and we love having breakfast for dinner! Thanks for the recipe!

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