I Found the Challah!

Here's what you do when you find the challah that your mother brought to celebrate on Friday night but that you forgot to set out because you hid it from thieving dogs.

Make French toast.

It seems particularly appropriate that the Medieval reference in France to stale soaked bread fried up in fat is “pain perdu” or “lost bread”.

It's really a no recipe recipe but I shall list the ingredients anyway.

1/2 – ish loaf of challah or stale bread of choice sliced 3/4 inch thick

3 eggs

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Juice from 1/2 clementine

Pinch of salt

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Whisk everything but the bread. Soak bread slices, both sides. Melt butter in the skillet. Fry bread both sides. Serve with jam, syrup, honey or Nutella!

Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner – B


Breakfast with Nemo


I wanted to up the game for my French toast. But I had no cream, no brioche, etc. I did have the usual suspects – bread, eggs, 1% milk, heavy duty butter. I mini searched the Internet and came across the following recipe. It's how I usually make French toast with the addition of flour in the batter.

Also, I use a generous amount of butter in the skillet for “frying”. After all I did use 1% milk. Orange zest is a great addition too!

Try it, you'll like it – B