Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

A tasty depression-era breakfast of convenience. Believe it or not, my grandfather started my mother on this when she was a mere toddler. Poor thing never stood a chance! She still loves her coffee, although she drinks it black nowadays.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 slices bread, plain or toasted
  • 1 cup hot coffee
  • 1 -2 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 cup half-and-half


  1. Break the bread or toast into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Mix together the coffee, half-and-half and sugar.
  3. Place the bread chunks in a soup bowl and pour the coffee mixture over all.
  4. Sprinkle extra sugar or cinnamon sugar over the top.
Most Helpful

I grew up doing this with matzo, something my mother taught me. We just use big coffee mugs though. I've never seen here do it with bread but I started to with the old challah and love it. Good with cinnamon and nutmeg too. Great post!

Ilysse December 18, 2010

ABSOLUTELY awesome. I used 2 slices honey wheat bread and artificial sweetener. Also I subbed soy milk and sprinkled with cinnamon on top. Delicious!

kate09 September 14, 2006

I was really intregued when I saw this recipe. I used cinnamon sugar instead of plain sugar since it's suggested in the recipe. Pretty tasty, but not something I would have again, personally. I think it would be best with a nice cinnmon-raisin bread. Be sure that your coffee is really nice and hot- this was much better hot than cool. Thanks!

Roosie September 23, 2005