Professor Mark Csele

Puffed French Toast

Puffed French ToastAnother Disney recipe, this time from the Crystal Palace buffet. Found of the “kids” table, I always dive into these gems when at the crystal palace and evidently I’m not the only adult to do so! Serve with bacon (I’m Canadian, after all, and following the stereotype really love my bacon).

Mix the following ingredients for the sugar topping and set aside:
4 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar

Now make a batter as follows:
2 eggs (beaten)
1/2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cups milk
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt

After blending all of the above ingredients slowly add the following, mixing until smooth:
1/2 cups flour
1/2 Tbsp. baking powder

Now, prepare slices of soft bread. We use French bread, making slices 3/4 inch thick, cutting the large slices in half, and cutting the crusts off. The above recipe will make nine slices of French bread (cut in half to make eighteen pieces).

Preheat a quarter-inch of oil in a pan. Dip bread into batter, covering both sides, and fry in the oil on each side until golden brown (about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes each side). Remove from hot oil, place on a paper towel for just a few seconds to remove excess oil, and roll the entire piece in the sugar mix to thoroughly coat it. Place completed pieces on a cookie sheet, and finish in a hot oven (325 F, convection) for 15 minutes.