Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Recipe: Fruity French Toast Kebabs

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I had friends coming over for dinner, and decided to do breakfast for dinner.  I wanted to do something fun, so I made these Fruity French Toast Kebabs.

I saw the idea in a cookbook a while back, but made them my own.

Try them - though they are a bit messy to put together for sure - they are worth it.

I used some day old wheat rolls I found at the grocery store.  A firmer bread would be better, and wouldn't fall apart as much.  I'll include regular bread in the recipe.  I used strawberries and a peach, but you could use your fruit of choice.
Fruity French Toast Kebabs, fruit salad, and bacon.  That's a breakfast for dinner I can get behind.

Fruity French Toast Kebabs

1 loaf of wheat bread (a bit stale works well)
4 eggs
1 1/2  c skim milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
zest of 1 orange
1 peach, cut into cubes
~4-6 strawberries, cut into quarters

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and orange zest.  Cut the bread into ~2" cubes. 
Hello, fruit

Bread all soaked.

Working several cubes at a time, dip the bread into the egg mixture.  Don't leave it in too long, or it can get soggy.  Strain out with a slotted spoon, and thread onto a wooden skewer - put a piece of bread, a piece of peach, a piece of bread, a piece of strawberry, repeating to the end of the skewer.  It is best if the fruit is smaller than the bread, so that it doesn't touch the baking sheet.  It will cook better that way.

All baked and browned
Place the skewers on baking sheets, and bake for about 20 minutes, or until bread is golden brown.  Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup.

If you have extra fruit, make a fruit salad. 

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