Well I can tell you that I have been to that very diner in the USA, and tried the Capn Crunch French Toast. This recipe HIT IT DEAD ON. Nice job!
We used 1/2 the amount HC and the rest 1/2&1/2 as well as thick sliced challah and just didn't soak as long AMAZINGLY FABULOUS Thank you!
I did a variation of this by just putting eggs, milk, 1 Tb baking powder,vanilla, & cinnamon together. Crushing Cap'n Crunch. and dredging the Texas Toast through the liquid then the crunch. I have always cooked the french toast in about 1" of hot cooking oil. What a great recipe. My 7 kids can't get enough of these in the morning!!!!
My husband and I also saw it on TV. I am not a big french toast person and never was, but I love it. We make it every once in awhile. So Good, So Good, So Good!
Fabulous - wonderful outside crust, easy and fast to make. (My husband requests this every weekend now.)
I forgot to mention that the only difference was I used soy milk instead of heavy cream due to allergies in the family. Either way the recipe is out of this world !!!
I made this with a few variations while out of town. I omitted the sugar, and it was perfect! I wasn't able to find plain Texas toast at the store, but got a small loaf of French bread and cut it into thick 2" slices. While mixing the liquid, I had the bread slices in the oven at 250F to dry it out a little before soaking them. Instead of cooking the slices for 3 minutes on each side, I crisped up the crust for 1 minute on each side in the frying pan, then moved the slices into the oven until I finished cooking all the slices.
I've been wanting to try something like this ever since I saw that episode of 'DDD' too! It was surprisingly easy to throw together and tasted great! I think I'm going to try it without the nutmeg next time, just as a personal taste, but it really did work well with the cereal! Delicious! Thanks!
Can't wait to try this over the holidays!
The first time I made this, I followed the recipe and I can't remember anything being SO SWEET!!! Capt. Crunch has a good flavor but even by itself, IT is too sweet. Then there's sugar, and syrup...
.. I knew there was great possibilities here, so I made it again. I served it to guests with thick bacon, canned pineapple slices & juice. The slight tartness of the pineapple was perfect with all this..made for a happy palette!! The toast was SO good, it added to my reputation for being a great cook. (At age 74, one needs to be great at SOMETHING! :) These are the changes I made: Forget the sugar. I used half Capt. Crunch and half Rice Crispies..which has little or no sugar. (I poured half a box Rice C. on a heavy sheet pan and browned them slightly in the oven at 350 degrees. Don't know why Kellogg's leaves them so pale...carmelization is FLAVOR!) I cut the soaking time in half..to 15 seconds. After this, I followed the recipe directions. My son said it was the best French toast he had ever had!! My sister is coming for breakfast in the a.m. and I am going to surprise her with this. For this one time, I have toasted buttered pecans and I am going to sprinkle a few on top. I'm giving 5 stars because you were 'almost' there with one of the best breakfast recipes I've seen in a long time. Thanks!!