After day 4 or 5 of Passover, the novelty of having matzoh for breakfast starts to wear off. My boys have had their fill of Tam Tam crackers with cream cheese, cream cheese and jelly on matzoh, matzoh pizza, matzoh rolls, and matzoh brei. Sometimes we have cheese blintzes for breakfast or even left over farfel mac and cheese to take a break. While I love matzoh, it doesn’t really love me so I’m a fruit and eggs girl in the mornings. If you keep Passover, you know what I’m talking about. The first couple of days, you can’t get enough because it’s so good. But then, you start to miss whatever your usual breakfast is.
A few years ago I had a lot of sponge cake in my house. My sister bought me 2 loaves and I bought 2 loaves so there was an abundance in my house. During the holiday I use the sponge cake as if it were bread for sandwiches and wondered how it would hold up as French toast. So I tried it and it held up great! It’s a little bit more delicate then using regular bread, it is cake after all so handle it carefully. Here you have it, Passover French toast… Enjoy! I’d love it if you would let me know how it turned out.
This recipe is for 2 servings
4 slices of sponge cake cut into 1″ slices
2/3 cup fat free milk
1 extra large egg
1 teaspoon kosher for Passover vanilla or almond extract
butter for the pan
Put a medium size frying pan on the stove. Set the heat to medium/high and place about 2 teaspoons of butter in the pan. Slice the sponge cake and set aside.
While the pan is heating up, whisk the egg, milk and extract in a medium size bowl. Dip the slices of sponge cake into the egg mixture. Don’t let it soak, just dip one side, then flip to the other and place in the pan. The sponge cake (hence it’s name) is like a sponge and will soak up the mixture pretty quickly. It’s much more delicate then a regular slice of bread so handle it gingerly. Cover the frying pan and cook for about 3 -5 minutes on each side. When a little darker then golden brown, flip it to the other side.
Serve with fruit, cinnamon sugar or eat it plain. It’s so good!