|Not very appealing but oh so good!|
French Toast Roll-Ups
adapted from Pati's Mexican Table
12 slices of white bread
1 cup milk
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon + 1/2 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
filling of choice -- I think any jam and/or fresh fruit combo works.
We used Nutella with bananas for half of the roll-ups and
strawberry jam with fresh strawberries for the other half
Preheat oven to 375
Cut the crust from the bread. Using a rolling pin, roll the slices gently until half it's width.
Add the filling -- about a teaspoon (don't over fill!) and the fresh fruit.
Now roll the bread with the filling. (Pati suggested like a "cigar or a rolled-taco". Definitely do that as otherwise will get busted up roll-ups!) Finish stuffing and rolling all.
In a shallow bowl whisk the egg, milk, vanilla, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg together. Place each roll up in the bowl and let soak for about 5 minutes.
Foil or use Silpat over baking sheet and lightly spray or grease the tray so the roll-ups don't stick. Place each roll-up on tray, seam side down, and bake for 8-10 minutes. Flip each roll-up and spray or butter the other side. If using butter make sure you melt it first and brush on. Now bake that side for 8-10 minutes or until completely baked.
In a plate mix sugar and rest of cinnamon. Once roll-ups have finished baking you will roll each one in the sugar and cinnamon mixture. And done!
Until next time!