Thursday, July 19, 2012

Chocolate French Toast

Brace yourselves for the best French Toast EVER!  I’m not kidding, yesterday’s chocolate challah bread was, as I suspected, the perfect venue for French toast.  Not too sweet, but the right texture, it yielded a crusty-on-the-outside, puffed-and-creamy-on-the-inside French toast with a rich chocolate flavor.  The addition of the orange enhanced it even more, and I found myself moaning with pleasure at every bite.

Chocolate French Toast

2 extra-large eggs
3/4 cup half-and-half or milk
1 teaspoon grated orange zest Description:
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon maple syrup
½ teaspoon orange oil
Pinch of kosher salt
4 slices chocolate challah bread
Unsalted butter
Vegetable oil

To serve:
Pure maple syrup
Grated orange zest
Sifted confectioners' sugar 

In a large shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, orange zest, vanilla, orange oil, maple syrup, and salt. Slice the challah into 3/4-inch thick slices. Soak slices in the egg mixture for 3 minutes, turning once.

Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a very large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the soaked bread and cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, until nicely browned. Serve hot topped with orange zest, maple syrup, and confectioners' sugar.

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Aledia said...

Mmm...That certainly sounds and looks delicious!! Thank You for sharing your recipe and for stopping by Plum Perfect! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Lynn said...

This does sound like it would be amazing! Chocolate challah, that has to be a beautiful thing:@)

Mich Piece of Cake said...

Hi Pattie, I have a loaf of chocolate bread and will make this for breakfast tomorrow! Have a great weekend ahead!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Mmmm really sounding so very good. Your recipes always sound and look so very good! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best - you help to make it a great par.tay!