Challah French toast

Juliet Hemmati/Staff

Juliet Hemmati/Staff

Have you ever been left with some extra challah after a Friday night dinner? Have you ever just let it sit on your kitchen counter through the weekend until it’s stale and then not known what to do with it? Lucky for you, that stale challah you find lying around your kitchen Sunday morning can make for an excellent brunch. Here, we show you just how.


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What you’ll need:

5  1/2-inch slices of stale braided challah

1/2 cup milk

2 large eggs

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

fresh berries for serving

What you’ll do:

  1. In a small bowl beat the eggs.
  2. Mix in the milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract.


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  3. Place one challah slice into the mixture and soak for about two minutes. Flip the slice and soak for another two minutes.
  4. Heat the butter in a pan until it is bubbling.
  5. Add one challah slice to the pan and cook until the bottom is golden brown, about two minutes. Flip the slice and cook until the whole slice is golden brown, about another two minutes.


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  6. Repeat with other slices.
  7. Serve with fresh berries and enjoy!

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