30 minutes, plus overnight for the loaf to stand. Three tricks for perfect results: Use day-old bread, cut each bread cube to include some crust, and soak the skewers.

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Serves 4


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Instructions Checklist
  • Soak 12 wooden skewers (10 to 12 in.) in water to cover for 20 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, heat a grill to medium (350°).

  • Cut enough bread into 1-in. chunks, including some crust on each, to make 2 qts; save extra for other uses.

  • Whisk milk, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl to blend. Mix in bread to coat, then thread onto skewers.

  • Oil cooking grate, using tongs and an oiled wad of paper towels. Grill skewers, covered, until browned, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Serve with butter and syrup and dust with powdered sugar if you like.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

322 calories; calories from fat 22%; protein 17g; fat 7.9g; saturated fat 2.8g; carbohydrates 46g; fiber 1.8g; sodium 584mg; cholesterol 216mg.