Challah bread, like brioche, has an eggy richness that lends itself well to this classic breakfast preparation. While many French toast recipes use cream and an excess of sugar, this lighter version uses whole milk flecked with orange zest and a strawberry-orange topping to add flavor without being too heavy or cloying.
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Hull and slice the strawberries 1/4 inch thick and place in a medium bowl. Finely zest the orange (you should have about 1 tablespoon). Add half of the zest to the bowl of strawberries. Set the other half aside for the French toast.
For the French toast: