Why does everything on a stick taste better? I have to think that's true because no matter what I feed my kids, if I mount it on a stick it disappears so quickly one can only assume I made them the most delicious thing ever. Not to mention food on a stick is bite size, looks cool, great to dip in sauces or syrup and well, just plain ol' fun!
I was working on this recipe late one afternoon and was having "one of those days" -- I was overwhelmed, tired, a bit cranky...and I still had to get dinner on the table. Yet in spite of my bad mood, I was revitalized by the expressions on Kenya's and Chloe's faces when they came home and saw my latest creation sitting on the kitchen counter. Right at that moment, the notion of having to then make what I consider classic dinner foods (i.e. pasta, chicken, fish, rice) went out the door and I declared it backwards day_ we were going to have breakfast for dinner! My kids were beyond thrilled. Of course when I steamed some broccoli to go along with the meal, Kenya was quick to point out that I never cook broccoli for breakfast -- darn, kids are quick. Maybe I should have put the broccoli on a stick, too.
French Toast on a Stick (serves 4)
- 1 cup milk (any kind of milk will work)
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 cups brioche, french or sandwich bread (cut into 2 inch cubes)
- 1 tablespoon butter or oil
- 16 strawberries, stems removed
- 2 bananas, sliced into 1/2 inch coins
- 8 wooden skewers
1. In a bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, honey and cinnamon.
2. Dip the bread cubes in the milk mixture to coat each side.
3. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat and cook the bread for 1 1/2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
4. Skewer the french toast cubes, strawberries and bananas and serve with maple syrup for dipping.
maple syrup, honey or raspberr-wee sauce