Rum-Soaked Challah French Toast Recipe

Rum-Soaked Challah French Toast Recipe
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Perfect for a snow day. Depending on how much rum you use, this French toast feels more like a rum cocktail that happens to have some French toast in it than the other way around.

2
Servings
490
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

The idea behind this French toast is to soak as much rum into the center of the toast as possible, creating a golden, crispy crust and a soggy rummy interior that doesn’t lose any of the alcohol content. The bread should be fully saturated by the time you fry it.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices challah bread, sliced ¾-inch thick
  • ½ Cup unsweetened soy milk, separated
  • 4 Tablespoons Old Monk rum, separated
  • 2 Tablespoons grass-fed butter
  • 2 eggs

Directions

In a small pitcher, combine 2 tablespoons of rum with ¼ cup of soy milk.

In a medium sized bowl, beat the eggs, ¼ cup of soy milk, and 2 tablespoons of rum. Soak a piece of challah in this mixture. Using a fork, pierce the top of the soaking challah 5-6 times, creating evenly spaced, small wells. Carefully pour the rum-soy milk mixture from the pitcher gently into the wells, avoiding oversaturation.  Allow the challah to soak for 2-3 minutes, then turn the challah over for 30 seconds. Allow the bread to soak for up to 10 minutes per slice.

Over medium heat, melt ½ tablespoon of butter. Sear one side for a minute, then the other, then continue to cook, flipping as needed until both sides are a medium golden brown. 

Plate and serve with maple syrup and berries.

Rum Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Rum Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
33%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
50%
Cholesterol
231mg
77%
Protein
15g
30%
Carbs
42g
14%
Vitamin A
216µg
24%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8.1%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.6%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
5%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
117mg
12%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
88µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
136µg
34%
Folic acid
28µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
20%
Magnesium
36mg
9%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
21%
Phosphorus
206mg
29%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
227mg
6%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
34.8%
Sodium
398mg
17%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
27.1%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
1mg
9%

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