Culture, Food, Latin

Coquito French Toast

serves 4-6


1 (1-lb.) loaf challah bread, sliced crosswise 1″ thick
2 cups coquito
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into 12” pieces, plus more for greasing
Confectioner’s sugar, ground cinnamon, and maple syrup, for serving


Heat oven to 400°. Grease a 9″ x 13″ glass or ceramic baking dish and arrange bread slices in a single layer, overlapping slightly. Pour coquito over bread; soak, flipping once, until almost all the liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Dot with butter and bake until puffed and golden brown, about 30 minutes. Dust with confectioner’s sugar and cinnamon, and drizzle with maple syrup before serving.