The first night of Hanukkah begins at sundown on Wednesday, November 27th — just a day before Thanksgiving! If the festival of lights snuck up on you this year, don’t worry! You can pick up some festive treats at your local Le Pain Quotidien.

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As always, we’re baking fresh challah, our decadent braided egg bread, available on Fridays. With its perfectly crusty golden outside and airy crumb, challah is the perfect bread to accompany your Hanukkah dinner. Don’t forget to cook up some challah French toast the next morning! We have the perfect recipe, too. Try it out!

Challah French Toast

Yields: 6 large slices

Egg wash:

  • 115g (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 15g vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 115g eggs, beaten

French toast:

  • 6 slices challah bread
  • 60g butter
  • 60g agave nectar
  • 6 sprigs of mint
  • 12 strawberries, quartered
  • Confectioner’s sugar, for garnish
  • Mint sprig, for garnish
  1. To make the egg wash, whisk together all the ingredients. Pour the egg wash in a shallow pan.
  2. Dip a challah slice in the egg wash and coat both sides.
  3. In a sauté pan, heat the butter over medium heat until butter is hot.
  4. Add bread to the pan and sauté until golden brown on both sides. Remove from heat.
  5. Cut French toast into five equal slices.
  6. Drizzle with agave syrup and top with quartered strawberries.
  7. Dust with confectioner’s sugar and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Our Organic Coconut Macaroons are also a deliciously festive dessert option! They’re a guilty pleasure with just the right balance of toasty goodness on the outside, and rich, buttery creaminess on the inside. We’re even offering chocolate covered macaroons for the chocolate lovers. Treat the family to a sweet eight nights with the coconut macaroons! (They’re even gluten-free!)

Visit us for you favorite LPQ treats for the holidays! See you soon.