As anyone who has ever had french toast knows, there is no french toast like that made from challah. I was testing out a challah recipe for the holidays this past Monday. It came out quite well. The recipe I used came from allrecipes.com and can be found here. I like this recipe for multiple reasons. 1) It has no dairy which is good because I don’t really eat dairy and it also means it can be served with any sort of meal if one is keeping kosher. 2) It uses honey instead of sugar. I think honey gives a nicer flavor and is better than just straight sugar. 3) It can be made mostly in a bread machine which is awesome. And it actually comes out quite fluffy although of course beating it down and letting it rise an extra time always makes it better. I think. Or so they say.
Here are the ingredients:
- 7/8 cup water (I just eye ball it)
- 1/2 tablespoon salt
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Just toss everything in the bread machine and put it on the dough cycle. When the machine beeps, take it out and braid it or make it into a circle (depending what it’s for) and let it rise for another 1/2 hour or so. Put it in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes and voila!
In any case, I had made a huge loaf and what were we to do with it but make french toast. I used the recipe from Cooks Illustrated’s The New Best Recipe and added some cinnamon to it. It was quite delicious.