Rather than dipping thick slices of bread in egg and frying them for French toast, slip slices of challah into a buttered skillet and when they brown on the bottom, turn and sprinkle generously with sugar. It will caramelize and offer a sweet and buttery platform for jam at breakfast, or fresh berries and ice cream for dessert.
|4||thick slices challah|
|4||tablespoons sugar, or more if necessary|
|1/4||pint fresh blackberries, raspberries, or blueberries|
1. Cut the bread in half to make 8 pieces. In a skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add 4 pieces of bread to the pan and cook for 2 minutes or until the bread is beginning to brown on the bottom. Turn, sprinkle with sugar, and continue cooking for 1 minute.
2. Turn again, sprinkle with sugar, and continue cooking 1 minute more. Remove from the pan.
3. Use the remaining butter and sugar to cook the remaining bread in the same way. Top with jam or berries and ice cream.