This holiday season, for our “Jewish Christmas”-themed tradition, we partnered up with Wise Sons Jewish Deli to create the Hong Kong Challah Toast, a twist on a beloved Hong Kong teahouse favorite. Our covers a sweet slice of Wise Sons’ challah in peanut butter condensed milk, candied nuts, mandarin zest, and butter for a sweet and salty bite. We’re sharing our recipe with you so you can whip up this little slice of heaven at home - tag us if you try it out!
For the peanut butter condensed milk:
1 cup condensed milk
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup water
For the toast:
3/4 cup milk (any kind)
1 large egg
2 slices bread 1.25” thick: challah, pain de mie, brioche, or other fluffy white bread preferred
Neutral frying oil (like canola, vegetable, or grapeseed oil)
2 tablespoons butter, sliced into two pats
1/4 cup plain or candied cashews
- Make the peanut butter condensed milk. Combine the condensed milk, peanut butter, and water in a medium mixing bowl. Slowly fold the ingredients together with a rubber spatula until combined.
- In another small mixing bowl, crack the egg and combine with the milk. Whisk together until there are no egg white streaks.
- Use the heel of a chef knife to cut the cashews into a small crumble. Set aside.
- Find a baking dish with high walls that fits the slices of bread. Lay the bread slices down in one layer side by side and pour the egg & milk mixture on top. Flip slices to ensure both sides of the bread are saturated with the egg and milk mixture; it should feel like a wet sponge. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Heat a cast iron pan or other heavy bottomed skillet with ¼” of neutral frying oil until it reaches 375f. Slowly place both slices into the pan and fry for 1 minute. Flip both slices and fry for another minute.
- Remove the slices from the pan and drain on a plate layered with paper towel.
- Place both slices onto serving plates. Spoon enough peanut butter condensed milk onto each slice to cover the whole surface area.
- Sprinkle over the chopped cashews, place the butter slices in the middle, and use a microplane to zest 1 tablespoon of orange zest onto the slice of butter.
- Serve immediately!
Hong Kong Challah Toast is available at all Mamahuhu locations from December 17 - 31st.