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November 6, 2010

Foodbuzz Welcome & French Toast Sticks for the K-1 Class

Last night was opening night of the long awaited {for me} Foodbuzz Festival.  The Welcoming Reception was held at Fort Mason on the Marina Green in San Francisco.

Here's a tiny preview.......hundreds of mini cupcakes from Mini Cupcakes.  Apparently, Mini Cupcakes scored themselves a reality TV pilot for Food Network.  Hopefully it will make it to TV because Food Network was there filming the entire night.

More to come on the Foodbuzz Fest......stay tuned.


Yesterday was also volunteer cooking day at Bryce's school yesterday.  This is where I volunteer to teach cooking to the small 5 student K-1 class.  I have about an hour with the kids, so sometimes it's a challenge to come up with something that's easy, kid-friendly as far as taste goes and that can be completed from start to finish in an hour or so.

I chose French Toast Sticks, and boy did they ever have fun.  It's amazing what the combination of sugary syrup and five, 5 and 6 year olds makes.  Let's just say, it got progressively louder in that small   K-1 room as the hour went on, especially when the syrup was thrown into the mix!  But SO much fun.  Kids really enjoy cooking and I'm cherishing these little moments with them.

Here's how it all went down........

















Ingredients you'll need, eggs, milk, french toast bread, cinnamon, butter, corn flakes, syrup and powdered sugar.
















Mix the eggs and the milk with a whisk until it's light and fluffy.  Cut each slice of bread in three or four strips.


Give each child a Ziploc with some corn flakes in it and let them pound them to smithereens!  This was, by far their favorite part!

Dip the bread strips in the batter mixture and roll in the corn flakes.  Then in a heated skillet with butter, toast up all the strips.















Top with powdered sugar and / or dip in syrup. 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enjoy!

French Toast Sticks


Ingredients:

• 4 slices bread
• 3 eggs
• ¼ cup milk
• 2 cups cornflakes cereal
• 1 T butter
• Syrup or powdered sugar

Directions:

1. Cut each slice of bread into 3 strips on a cutting board, using a serrated knife. Put bread strips in baking dish.

2. Crack the eggs into a bowl. Add the milk to the eggs. Beat with a fork until the eggs look foamy. Pour over bread in baking dish. Turn bread strips over, using tongs, to coat other side.

3. Put the cereal in a plastic bag. Seal bag closed. Use rolling pin to crush cereal. Dump crushed cereal into a shallow baking dish or pie plate.

4. Put butter in the skillet. Heat over medium heat until butter is melted.

5. Take the bread strips out of the egg mixture, using tongs, and put them on the crushed cereal. Turn over to coat other sides.

6. Put the bread strips into the hot skillet. Cook for about 4 minutes or until bottoms of bread strips are golden brown. Turn them over and cook other side for about 4 minutes as well.

7. Serve the “stix” with syrup for dipping or sprinkle with powdered sugar.



Happy Saturday!

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