Omer Recipes 2017: Day 47 | Challah French toast bake

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Today is 47 days, which is 6 weeks and 5 days of the Omer

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And here’s today’s recipe, contributed by Stacey V..

Challah French toast bake


  • 1lb challah (cubed)
  • 6 eggs
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cube the stale bread or dry out cubes by leaving out overnight or in heating oven.
  • In a large bowl, mix eggs, and add vanilla, sugar, salt and milk.
  • Grease 2-quart lidded baking dish. Mix half of bread cubes with half of egg mixture. In the large bowl, add remaining bread to remaining egg mixture. Allow bread to stand for several minutes to soak up liquid. Once liquid is absorbed, dump contents of large bowl into baking dish and mix together.
  • Place lid on baking dish and bake for 20 minutes at 350. Uncover and bake another 15-20 minutes until edges brown. Edges will be firm and crunchy while center of challah bake will be soft and gooey.

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