Doughnut French Toast Fingers with pancake batter and Cinnamon- Easter Brunch
Easter always reminds me of growing up . As a kid I was one of 4. We lived in a small house in the Western suburbs surrounded by Greeks, Italians, Ukrainians and lots of our relatives dotted in houses on the streets surrounding ours. At Easter time neighbours brought us coloured boiled eggs, ( we couldn’t eat them!) Panettone ( we didn’t like it) and Figolli, Maltese Easter biscuits, which we didn’t like either because they were filled with almond paste.
Oh yes we were fussy. We didn’t like any of these things . All we wanted was a few Cadbury Creme Eggs and perhaps one of those large hollow eggs. We never got much but that’s how it was. I wish I could go back to those days and try some of that food again now and talk to the people and get the recipes!
We were allowed to have pancakes with chocolate sauce at Easter. It was a highly anticipated treat we looked forward to. I have gone one better and made a much better version of Pancakes with Chocolate sauce only with a big twist. It’s similar to my recipe for How to make amazing Pancake Doughnuts. These Doughnut French Toast Fingers with Pancake Batter and Cinnamon are made with “Eastery” Cafe style fruit bread cut into fingers and dipped in pancake batter. As if it couldn’t get any better they are rolled in cinnamon sugar. These are easy and the most perfect breakfast/ brunch to share. Add a good chocolate sauce and some fruit and don’t forget THE best and quickest Strawberry sauce you have ever tried. Tuck this away for after the Easter Egg hunt
- 6 slices fruit bread cafe style thick fruit bread crusts removed and cut into 3 to 4 fingers
- 175 gram pancake mix dry I used organic Kialla brand
- 300 ml milk
- 250-300 ml neutral oil
- 200 gram caster sugar 1 cup
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 50 gram caster sugar 1/4 cup
- 50 ml water 1/4 cup
- 125 ml cream 1/2 cup
- 100 gram dark chocolate 70%,chopped
- 250 cup strawberry jam 1
- 50 ml lemon Juice 1/4 cup
- 200 gm berries or any other fruit you like to dip chocolate sauce to serve with it.
(Note you could use the whole container of pancake batter if you wanted).
You could also use thick sliced hot cross buns too.
Have you seen this Pancake Doughnut Video?