I met up with my girlfriend Laura at the Highlands Bakery today for brunch. We shared some Challah French Toast and Scrambled Eggs with Cheese. It was so delicious!! So delicious I bought some of their Challah Bread so I can duplicate it at home for Linner (Lunch/Dinner).
3 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 cup half-and-half
1 T sugar
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/4 t vanilla bean paste
pinch of kosher salt
Challah French Toast
4 1-inch slices of Challah Bread
4 T unsalted butter
vanilla powdered sugar
To prepare the batter, whisk the eggs, milk, half-and-half, cinnamon, vanilla bean paste and salt. Transfer to a broad, shallow bowl and set aside.
To prepare the French toast, lay a piece of the bread in the batter and let it soak for 1-2 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. When the butter is melted, lift the bread from the batter, let the excess drip off, and cook for about 4 minutes on each side, or until lately browned and cooked through.
Transfer to a serving plate and top with a drizzle of syrup and a sprinkling of vanilla powdered sugar.