11/28/11

Challah French Toast stuffed with Boozy Cranberries

On Saturday, my friend Stacey came over for breakfast with her 6 month old son, Myer, and brought home made challah! I made challah French toast and served it with boozy cranberries I made earlier that week. But with a little boy in my condo, there wasn't too much time for arranging and photographing the food.

So yesterday, I decided to make Challah French Toast Stuffed with Boozy Cranberries and share the recipe/photos with you.

First, what are boozy cranberries? Here's what I did: in a pan, combine 16 ounces of fresh cranberries with 2 tablespoons sugar and 1.5 ounces Whip Cream Naked Jay Vodka.

Cook the mixture till the cranberries have softened and burst, and most of the liquid has been soaked into the berries. This is not your typical cranberry sauce: it's tart, boozy and has a slight hint of vanilla. Try it! {not only is it great in this Challah French Toast, but it's also delicious spread on sandwiches}



Challah French Toast stuffed with Boozy Cranberries
Ingredients for 2
2 1" slices of challah
1 egg
2 tablespoons orange juice
splash of vanilla
boozy cranberries to taste
neutral oil or butter for cooking


Directions
1. Make a slit in the challah slice and fill it with boozy cranberries.
2. Whisk together the egg, orange juice and vanilla. Submerge the stuffed challah into the mixture.
3. Heat a pan with oil or butter and cook challah French toast for 2-3 minutes on each side.

before


after


I served the Challah French Toast with a dusting of powdered sugar for a bit of sweetness. Of course you can use any jam you like instead of boozy cranberries.What are you waiting for? Make this for dinner tonight!


How are you using up leftover cranberry sauce?

11 comments:

Junglefrog said...

Ooo, I love french toast and well, what is not to love about boozy cranberries right.. :) That looks great Olga. Saving it!

Megan said...

I'm coming over for breakfast! Those boozy cranberries sound wonderful!

musingRI said...

nice, and probably extra wonderful with challah! I also used the leftover sauce for breakfast - cranberry sauce pancakes

Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray said...

Oh yum! This looks amazing!

sally said...

Mmm...what a great idea to pair french toast and boozy cranberries!

Reem | Simply Reem said...

This french toast can make any day brighter for sure...
This is just pure deliciousness....
Perfect way to start the day....

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

I love french toast and those are so drool-worthy!

I just made my very first cranberry sauce -- shocker, I know!!

I love making it so much, I've made more for my BFF as a present :) NOthing is better than someone cooking for you :)

Erika K @ Best Food Processor Info said...

Well, I don't usually have cranberry sauce around to have leftovers. But...if I were going to make them boozy, I might start serving it at supper. (Hmmm...why is mommy eating the cranberries in the pantry by herself?? LOL...)

Anyway, I really like the french toast with berries (boozy or virgin) in the middle. Creative way to serve it.

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

So glad you liked it, Simone! Let me know if you end up making it.

Sophie said...

A lucky friend you have there! This dish looks superb & must taste divine too! :)
Another must make of yours, Olga!

Nicole said...

I need to make French Toast more often, especially Challah french toast. I love the bite it has, though it's not too hard!