A wonderfully decadent way to start the day is with French toast made with rich homemade challah.
3 extra-large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
2-1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter
Four 3/4 -inch-thick slices of challah
Warm pure maple syrup, for serving
- In a medium shallow baking dish or bowl, beat the eggs with the milk, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg until blended. Working with 1 challah slice at a time, soak the bread in the egg mixture, turning several times.
- Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large heavy skillet until bubbling. Add 2 of the soaked challah slices and cook until golden brown on the bottom, about 2 minutes. Turn and cook until golden brown on the second side, about 2 minutes longer. Repeat with the remaining egg-soaked challah. Serve hot with maple syrup.