Sunday Morning Brunch
After our first year of marriage, we decided golfing would be a fun activity to take-up. I use the word "fun" loosely....as some weekend golfers know there are golf days which can be embarrassing, humiliating, or discouraging....I think you get the picture. On occasion, we actually feel quite positive when we leave the golf club. Whether we play well or not, we love being outdoors and spending time together. We continue to golf on our own, except with our grandson, who will soon surpass our abilities and our close friends that will golf with us despite our failings in the sport!
The year we bought clubs as our Christmas gift to each other, I made reservations at a golf resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. I was amazed and overwhelmed at the long and wide fairways with lots of sand traps...to my dismay. One morning, we went to play and discovered we had been partnered to play with two men. I was mortified...but determined to survive the 18 holes of play. By the time we were at the 5th hole...I had earned a nickname from these two guys which was"Sandi". I'm sure you can guess why...I was had a great deal of practice getting out of sand traps that day! It was a great trip and a place we enjoy returning to with fond memories of those two patient golfers that allowed me to enjoy myself.
One of our favorite things about the resort was the breakfast buffet options! Who doesn't love a breakfast smorgasbord of yummy food when on a holiday? One morning, I saw French Toast on the buffet...it was not cooked the typical way that I usually made French Toast. This recipe had a crunchy outside that was delicious. I loved it so much that I approach the chef to see if he would share his recipe. It was so simple that I returned home with a new approach to French Toast. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!
Crunchy French Toast
Serves: 2-4 (depending on how many pieces a person will eat)
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6-7 minutes
4 slices of bread, cut into quarters (I use Brioche Bread)
1 cup Special K cereal (I use the one with Almonds)
2 large eggs
1/3 cup 2% or half and half milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Canola oil or butter for the skillet
Butter and pancake syrup
1. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Pour this liquid into a pie pan.
2. Next, pour the Special K cereal with almonds or without almonds, and cinnamon to a plastic zip bag to crunch with you hands or a rolling pin. Pour this mix into another pie pan or large flat plate.
3. Heat butter or oil in a large skillet at medium heat.
4. One at a time, take a slice of bread and dip both sides into the egg mixture, then roll both sides of the bread in the cereal mix. I use my finger to lightly press the cereal mix on the bread to be sure it is going to stick.
5. Place each slice of bread into the heated skillet and allow the bread to brown three minutes on each side. The French Toast should be crunchy when ready to serve. Feel free to add a small bowl of sliced strawberries and blueberries in addition to the butter and maple syrup.