I mentioned in an early post, The CBH Test, my “go-to” breakfast dish at a diner or restaurant is corned beef hash. I love the stuff but also use it to see if the place is trying serve good food or not. If they pull it straight out of a can and cook it up, I know that it will be my last meal there.
The Ranting Wife, on the other hand, is a big fan of French Toast. While she does not always order the dish, it is her most common choice. Several months ago, we were talking about “hometown” foods and I mentioned one company was based in what I consider my home town (I was a military brat and moved quite a bit, but I went to junior high and high school in Torrance, California) – King’s Hawaiian bread. Yes. The Hawaiian bread company is based in California, but they still evoke the taste of Hawaii.
When I mentioned King’s Hawaiian, my wife got this far away look in her eye and said, “that bread makes the best French toast!’. While not a commandment, I knew the next time I made French Toast, it would be with King’s Hawaiian.
I took the standard King’s Hawaiian Famous French Toast recipe and added another staple of the islands – macadamia nuts.
Like most French toast, this is a very simple dish.
Here is the star of the show. Like most delicacies, this is not available in every market in the country. Take a look here to see if it is near you.
I put the nuts in a sandwich bag and crushed them.
Half of the nuts went into the egg mixture.
A quick dip of the bread and on the griddle.
I sprinkled the rest of the nuts on after cooking (as well as a sprinkle of powdered sugar). This is about the best French Toast I’ve ever made. Just delicious. The sweet Hawaiian bread and the yummy macadamia nuts are perfect together.
KING’S HAWAIIAN Famous French Toast
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins
- 4 Large eggs
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tbsp Butter or oil for frying
- To Taste Maple syrup
- KING’S HAWAIIAN Original Hawaiian Sweet Round Bread
Slice bread crosswise so that each slice is about 1-inch thick. Cut larger slices into halves or thirds, if desired. Set aside.
In a shallow mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Mix occasionally to ensure it’s well-blended.
Quickly dip slices (do not soak) in egg mixture and cook in frying pan until golden brown on both sides.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with warm maple syrup.