Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Yummy Breakfast Treat

A few months ago my bloggy friend Kate over at Cooking During Stolen Moments posted a recipe for yeast pull apart rolls. I have a family who LOVES bread in all shapes, sizes and forms, so I thought this recipe was perfect for us since it makes several batches of rolls at one time. I printed out the instructions and tried the recipe right away, with delicious results. The instructions state that this recipe makes 3 batches, but I usually get 4. I also looked at Kate's variations on the rolls and made a batch of the garlic rolls to go with spaghetti one night.

For Christmas Eve dinner, I made a batch of the rolls and made one big pan for dinner, one small pan for the freezer, and tried her variation of cinnamon breakfast bread. The bread was delicious, as expected, and we munched a slice for breakfast but it was quickly overshadowed by all of the other desserts that I made for dinner. (Red velvet cake, lemon cheese cake, pound cake, chocolate cake, ambrosia, and 2 kinds of cookies)

I found the bread two mornings later, in it's Ziploc bag, shoved behind the recipe box on my kitchen shelf. Being rather unorganized and scatter-brained (hey, it's a gift......) I was out of milk, eggs, bread, and poptarts. The aforementioned shortage made for one very UNHAPPY 12 year old girl. Luckily hubby is at work for the week on the river so he knew nothing of the food shortage. I rummaged around and decided I would try to do something with the leftover bread to tide us over until I dragged myself out of my pajamas and schleped to the store.

I came up with the following results, which I have to say were melt in your mouth GOOD!  With Kate's permission, I am sharing her recipe with my take on the leftovers. (View the original recipe here)

I mixed together 4 egg whites (left over from the lemon cheese cake which calles for only yolks)
                        3/4 cup evaporated milk (pantry item that I bought for pumpkin pie)
                        1 teaspoon vanilla
                        1 teaspoon cinnamon

I whipped these ingredients together, then dipped  the slices of the by-then rather stale breakfast bread in the mixture and fried them in butter spread substitute until golden. I served them with maple syrup and they were DEEEEELICIOUS! My daughter said she was glad we were out of everything and that I got creative!  Of course, on a good day I would have used 2 whole eggs and regular2% milk, but being a slacker this worked out pretty well anyway.

Try it and see what you think! I am sure this recipe will be a keeper for me!


Gardner's said...

Thanks for the beautiful Christmas Card and Picture... Hope all is well with you and your family...