Friday, January 6, 2012

Can You Keep a Secret?

Wonderful French Toast
A friend of mine told me about the best French Toast that she'd ever had while staying at a quaint little Bed and Breakfast. She loved it so much that she asked the chef to come out of the kitchen and give her the secret as to what made it taste so good. He was happy to oblige and she merrily went away that day with a tasty recipe in-hand. I'm glad she had the gumption to ask, because years later that Bed and Breakfast had a fire, closed its doors, and never reopened.

I feel like the keeper of some ancient, French Toast secret. I am a guardian of culinary knowledge. I am the gatekeeper to the answers of near-forgotten riddles and breakfast mysteries. And I'm throwing the gate wide open!

Quote from my husband, "If we had never met, I would marry this French Toast instead."

The secret? Read on, friends.

I made this Wonderful French Toast for a New Year's brunch. I served it with a savory vegetable frittata (basically a crust-less quiche), and fresh spinach salad. The meal was stellar, and the French Toast was a big success. Tasty food combined with family gathered around a gorgeous table, makes a great way to start the New Year! Enjoy.
Wonderful French Toast
Cast of Characters: Eggs, bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, milk, frosted flake cereal. Which one of these is the secret ingredient?

Frosted Flakes! You will not believe the sweet, crispy crunch this adds! Crush the cereal into small pieces. You can use a rolling pin or the "punch the bag" method that I'm demonstrating here.

Add cinnamon and nutmeg to crushed cereal.

Prepare wet ingredients (eggs and milk).

Make a "dipping station" next to your range so that you can dip the bread into the wet ingredients, dry ingredients and straight on the griddle or pan.

Watch carefully as they cook, the cereal can burn easily!
A plate of gorgeous French Toast on our New Year's brunch buffet.

Wonderful French Toast Recipe
6 eggs
1/2 cup of milk
1 loaf of day old bread, or french bread cut on the bias
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Box of Frosted Flake Cereal (Small box, NOT family size)

-Crush cereal to 1/4 its original size. 
-Add 1/4 teaspoon each of nutmeg and cinnamon to cereal.
-Scramble the eggs and add milk in separate container
-Dip bread in egg mixture and soak.
-Dip in crushed cereal.
-In frying pan with melted butter, on med. high heat, cook until brown on each side.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year! Filled with delicious recipes and great food!

Any one brave enough to try this with Fruit Loops?


  1. "Froot Loops are light, and reasonably high in fiber. I care for Apple Jack a great deal. "

    I'm thinking Apple Jacks, also Golden Grahams and Cinnamon Toast Crunch or maybe even Raisin Bran Crunch. But I'll marry this French toast the way she is right now and change her after we are wed. I can't wait to try this.

  2. @Martin-you have such a way with words:-)

  3. I am doing this next time we have French toast! Wow...I bet it was amazing!

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  5. @Autumn it IS delicious! @Valerie, thank you SO much for the award!