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This Chai French Toast Recipe Is Proof There Is Good In This World

Image courtesy of Dona Chai

Brunchaholics, listen up. Mark today down in your calendar. No, perhaps it’s not quite as life changing as when bottomless brunch was first invented, but it’s still a one for the ages. Congratulations – today's the day you discover Chai French Toast.

The natural flavors of chai tea (cinnamon, cardamom, fennel, star anise) make such a spicy sweet combo with the doughy, buttery pillows of bread, especially when doused with a healthy amount of maple syrup. It’s such a meant-to-be flavor mash-up, we’re just not sure why we didn’t think of it sooner.

Your chai latte just met its new BFF: 

Chai French Toast

1 cup Dona Chai Concentrate
½ cup whole milk
1 tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
6 slices challah (1-inch thick each)
4½ tablespoons unsalted butter
Maple syrup

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Whisk together Dona Chai, milk, eggs, sugar and salt in a bowl. Pour into a sheet pan, then add bread and soak, until bread has absorbed liquid.
  3. Heat 1½ tablespoon butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Transfer slices to skillet and cook, turning once, until slightly puffed and golden brown. Place on a large baking sheet. Repeat this process until each of the slices have been seared, adding 1½ tablespoon butter between batches.
  5. Finish in the oven. Toast should be golden and firm to the touch, about 8 minutes. Serve immediately.

Recipe courtesy of Dona Chai

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