Tuesday, April 21, 2015

French Toast on a Stick

Because food just tastes better when it’s served on a stick.

French toast and fruit kebabs
Try French toast on a stick for breakfast fun! Photo © Julie Bidwell, excerpted from Cooking Class
Whether you’re smack in the middle of school vacation week or looking for ways to add fun to another breakfast at home, these French toast and fruit kebabs are a surefire way to get young cooks into the kitchen.

French Toast on a Stick

Note: This recipe involves cutting with sharp knives and using the stovetop. If your child is just learning to cook, make sure they are working with an adult.

Makes 4 servings

Here’s What You Need
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Butter, for the pan
1 small baguette, cut into 1-inch slices
10 strawberries
1 banana
½ cup blueberries
Maple syrup or confectioners’ sugar, for serving

Special Equipment
Wooden or bamboo skewers

Here’s What You Do
Whisk eggs in a pie plate or shallow bowl
1. Whisk the eggs in a pie plate or shallow bowl. Add the milk and cinnamon and whisk until it’s all mixed together.
Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat
2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt a pat of butter in the pan and spread it around.
Dip bread into egg mixture
3. Dip both sides of each slice of bread into the egg mixture.
Lightly brown bread in skillet
4. Add the slices to the pan and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until light brown on the bottom. Flip each slice and cook the other side, then transfer to a cutting board.
Cut French toast into squares
5. Cut the French toast into 1- to 2-inch squares. Cut the strawberries in half and slice the banana into ½-inch rounds.
Add French toast and fruit to skewers
6. Slide a piece of French toast, a strawberry half, a slice of banana, and a blueberry onto a skewer. Continue until the skewer is full. Repeat to make more kebabs. 
Serve with maple syrup or confectioners sugar
7. Serve with maple syrup for dipping or confectioners’ sugar for sprinkling.
Recipe excerpted from Cooking Class © 2015 by Deanna F. Cook. Photos © Julie Bidwell. All rights reserved.

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