Friday, February 14, 2014

Recipe - King Cake French Toast

It all started with a clearance Walmart King Cake.

I thought I was getting a fun surprise for Noah last weekend when I went grocery shopping. We got it home, he took one bite of it...and hated it.  Complained that it was too dry.  That probably explains why it was on the clearance shelf at Walmart.

But, being cheap resourceful, there was hope left for this little King Cake!  I knew that the best solution to using dry bread was to make it into something breakfast-y...and King Cake French Toast was the answer!

Noah absolutely loved this version of it.  I thought it was pretty good too...hope you enjoy it!

King Cake French Toast


1 King Cake (Your choice of flavor in the middle...fruits work best.  The older, the better...just make sure it's safe to eat! :))
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla flavoring
1 shot bourbon (optional)


Slice the King Cake into 4 inch chunks.  Put each piece in the microwave for 15-20 seconds to soften it up a little.

Take a spatula and smash the pieces of cake pretty flat (maybe 1-2" thick).

Mix together remaining ingredients in a large, flat bowl (Corningware works great!).  Place the cake pieces in the mixture for 1-2 minutes per side, ensuring most of the cake is saturated with the mixture.

Put pieces in a large frying pan for 2-3 minutes per side, just enough to cook the egg mixture and give each side a little bit of color.  Be careful - if there's sugar on the outside of the cake, it can burn - just cook it enough to melt it and make it a little crunchy.

No syrup needed!  The fruit inside kind of acts as a syrup.  So yummy!

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