Bread Cake French Toast

A few weeks ago, I received an email from Foodbuzz, asking if I’d like to receive a free sample of Bauducco Panettone specialty cakes as part of their Foodbuzz Tastemakers program.

In my head, I said Baudu Panne what-o? But then saw the words “specialty cake” and opted in Smile

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Still, I wasn’t sure quite what to expect, and when I received the cakes, I was quite surprised to see two large premade “cakes!” One was a dried fruit cake, and the other a chocolate chip loaf.

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I say “cakes” because these specialty cakes are more like dense, chewy, sweet, airy bread. Think raisin bread on crack. But 10 x’s more delicious.

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Actually, when I pulled the first loaf out from the box, I called to Shane – “Shane! What does this bread smell like??” He said Panera, but my first thought was holiday bread…with a lemony (??) scent, which is A-OK in my book.

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I had a feeling this cake wouldn’t last long just setting on the counter calling my name, so instead I used half the loaf to make French toast for Shane for breakfast.

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Though it was a little crumbly to slice, it made the perfect French toast bread. Shane said the rum flavor in the cake really popped after cooking on the stove.

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I love how quick and easy French toast is to make, yet is thought of as a quintessential breakfast for a relaxing, lazy, weekend morning.

And for us, today was nothing, if not relaxing. It went a little something like this:

Do a load of laundry—>reward self with coffee—>clean the counters—>reward self with breakfast—>swiff floors—>reward self with Niko walk—>finish laundry—>reward self with lunch:

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It’s quite a lovely cycle, don’t you think? By the way, this is lunch. I’m back on the kale salad kick again. It’s just my favorite green to eat with salads! This one had a bunch of kale massaged in olive oil, then tossed in lemon juice and sea salt, 1 grated carrot, a handful of raw cashews, goat cheese, and pickled beets. Yumminess.

The only chore left is to mop the floors. But first, another reward:

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full fat Fage Greek yogurt, chia seeds, and some blueberries.

Hope you’re having a relaxing/fun/exciting/calm Sunday!

What’s your favorite breakfast to make on a relaxing weekend morning? Pancakes for me! Open-mouthed smile

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Comments

  1. I’m a French Toast kind of girl! With protein powder, flax seeds and cinnamon in the egg wash.

  2. the bread looks really interesting…where do you buy it? is it only available online or specialty stores?? i love french toast!!!

    • Hey Colleen:) I just checked their site and it looks like they have a lot of retailers – target, Kroger, Wal-Mart, and Publix to name a few!

  3. Lucky! That bread looks delicious and using them for French toast is a great idea! Yummy!

  4. YUM!! come make that for me :)

  5. That bread looks so good!

  6. I have always wondered what the heck that bread is… very interesting!

  7. I have always wondered what the heck that bread is…. very interesting!

  8. On a relaxing morning, I lovve making pancakes or baked oatmeal! YUM :)

  9. I agree pancakes! Topped with Greek yogurt, fruit and maple syrup :)

  10. I love french toast but…CAKE french toast? Yes, please!! It’s really hard to pick my favorite breakfast food. Probably a tie between pancakes, french toast, and over-easy eggs.

  11. On a relaxing morning, I lovve making pancakes or baked oatmeal! YUM
    +1

  12. Um, how can I get my hands on some food from Foodbuzz? :-P

    For me, lazy mornings are either pancakes or egg fritata/strata type dishes. Yummy!

    • Are you a foodbuzz publisher, Alaina? They have a tastemakers program to sign up for!

      • I am a Foodbuzz Publisher! I am so signing up for that program. :-)

      • You should be able to pick up bnanaa liquor at any liquor store. There aren’t alot of brands out there, but 99 Bananas is an awesome brand. It will work wonderfully for cooking. Also, at Christmas time, you can mix 99 Bananas and a dash of peppermint schnapps (about 3 to 1 bnanaa to peppermint) in a shot glass. Sounds weird, but it’s tasty.

  13. Great idea! I never liked that cake as a kid, but sometimes my boyfriend will get one because he does…. now maybe it will be palatable to me!

  14. I’m a French toast girl! That cake seriously is massive. I bet it was really yummy!

  15. the french toast looks so good! i made bread pudding with it – so delicious :)

  16. That french toast looks awesome….we love french toast! Never ate that bread before..always seen it but never tried it…might have to try it out sometime! Thanks!

    xoxo from Trinidad

  17. A girl after my own heart. When in doubt, french toast it!

  18. What do you think about the full-fat greek yogurt??? I was told to swap my fat-free for full fat but haven’t done it yet!

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