Planes Aren’t the Only Thing to Disappear in Bermuda

After a few stateside picks, we’re venturing off to our next international destination. This time we’re going to head off the coast of Florida to Bermuda. I don’t know much about Bermuda other than what I learned from Scooby Doo about the infamous Bermuda Triangle when I was a kid.

Mr. N is fascinated by the spooky folklore as well and has done some of his own digging into the stories. According to Wikipedia, “The Bermuda Triangle is also known as the Devil’s Triangle, and is a region in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft and surface vessels allegedly disappeared under mysterious circumstances.” While we’re not planning to head into the triangle itself, we thought we would cook up a breakfast recipe from Bermuda today. Our selection – Bermuda French Toast was an absolute winner. Dad is still raving about it. Here to tell you about our recipe is our very own super sleuth, Mr. N. Take it away Mr. N….

First we melted the butter in a baking dish in the oven.

Then we mixed cinnamon, sugar and orange zest in a bowl.

Then we got ready to juice oranges. We used a juicer, my favorite thing from cooking class.

I juiced three oranges. You have to squeeze really hard. It was fun.

Miss A got to juice an orange too. She needed some help because she’s only two, but she is almost three.

Miss A wanted to eat some because they were good. I licked one, but it’s not good without juice in it.

Next daddy poured the cinnamon stuff in the melted butter.

We mixed the fresh orange juice and the eggs to make sauce to dip the bread in. My mom learned how to crack an egg with one hand at our cooking class. She did a good job.

Mommy dipped the bread in the eggs and put it in the baking dish. (Mom’s note: We used day-old, unsliced, mini-Kaiser rolls cut the tops off, soaked them in the batter, and placed them bottom-side up in the melted butter in the baking dish.)

We baked the French toast in the oven for 25 minutes. It was 400F degrees.

While the French toast cooked, we cut banana pieces up and got out the brown sugar. Then we saw an ant trying to eat our bananas! The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah. Me and Miss A like that song. See him in the picture? Don’t worry, my mom got him.

Mommy’s going to write this part now. Mr. N and Miss A went to go play while I worked on the banana topping. I melted some butter in a frying pan and added a splash of rum and a splash of orange juice. Next I added the bananas and fried on one side for about two minutes before flipping. After flipping, I cooked them for two more minutes and topped them off with the brown sugar. I then let them cook for another five minutes at which point the French toast was ready to come out of the oven.

Now here’s Mr. N again….

Finally breakfast was ready. I was very, very hungry. Mommy took the toast out of the oven and put them on the plates. (bottom-side down) Mommy also put banana sauce on top. I don’t usually like bananas, but I REALLY liked them this time.

I really liked this recipe because it was good and I liked the syrup a lot. I gave the sauce 4 spoons and the toast 3 spoons. Miss A gave it 4 spoons because she liked it all, and said she was a little fan. I think she meant a big fan, but she’s little. My mom and dad both gave it a 4 spoon vote. Daddy said it was his favorite cooking around the world recipe.

Looks like this toast mysteriously disappeared. How do you think it disappeared? I’m scared to go to Bermuda because I don’t want to disappear, but this French toast was really, really good. See you next time. Bye bye, Mr. N

Print this recipe: Bermuda French Toast

39 thoughts on “Planes Aren’t the Only Thing to Disappear in Bermuda

  1. Kelly says:

    Great blogging work Mr. N! You did a great job describing the meal and I really like the way you brought in your favourite things from cooking class. Love the use of the day old mini-Kaiser rolls and the cinnamon stuff in the melted butter looks pretty great too. I love bananas. Thanks Mr. N (happy for you that Miss A will soon be 3!).

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    • ChefMom says:

      I think Mr. N is happy she’ll be 3 soon too. He’s so cute with her….always trying to teach her things and explain things. He just adores her. 🙂

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    • ChefMom says:

      He said “thank you.” 😉 This is easily one of our favorite breakfasts ever. And I agree, Mr. N did a great job. He had so much fun and is already wanting to do another one. LOL.

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  2. spicegirlfla says:

    I love reading your posts! They always make me smile and the comments and reactions or your little ones remind me of mine, long ago! These look really good…I’d lick that plate clean!!

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    • ChefMom says:

      It was a wonderful dish. I’ve made baked French toasts before, but they’re usually prepared the night before. They’ve been ok – but this one was better. Not nearly as mushy. It had the right consistency.

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  3. bakingdevils says:

    Very interesting combination….love the sound of orange – cinnamon combination…will have to give it a try… great space. I will be back soon.

    -Shilpa

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  4. Joanne says:

    Much better to travel to Bermuda through food than to get lost in the triangle itself! I doubt there is french toast this good in the middle of the ocean anyway!

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  5. Caroline says:

    That french toast looks fantastic. Love the addition of orange juice, I can imagine that tasting great. Scooby Doo was one of my favorite shows when I was younger. I wish they still played reruns! Well, maybe they do, and I just don’t watch Cartoon Network anymore, ha! Hope you’re having a safe and fun 4th. 🙂

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    • ChefMom says:

      Oh yes…Scooby was easily and by far one of my favorites when I was a kid. “Santa” brought Mr. N all of the dvd’s from the first seasons a few years ago. He’s watched them dozens of times, and I’ve been right by his side. LOL. They do have them on Cartoon Network still…and on demand. They also have new ones out. I don’t think they’re nearly as good and they bother me, but Mr. N seems to like them. Yep…you could say we’re Scooby junkies. LOL.

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  6. Lisa {Smart Food and Fit} says:

    Omg! This looks AWESOME! I definitely want to try this recipe. We love french toast! My nine year old always asks about the Bermuda triangle, it freaks me out just thinking about it! Way to go Mr. N, you did a fabulous job with the post!

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    • ChefMom says:

      This is by far one of our favorite recipes and will become a regular in our house. It was so good – and pretty easy too. 🙂 Mr. N had so much fun cooking and writing. And I had fun working on it with him. He’s growing up so much! Happy 4th Lisa!

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  7. Charles says:

    Great post Mr N. I totally agree – ants have an annoying habit of stealing food which isn’t theirs! When I was your age I had a chocolate easter egg which, when I took off the wrapper, had a nice little family of ants going to town on the chocolate!!!

    The french toast looks lovely – you should tell your parents to get this, for juicing oranges and lemons though – much easier on the hands!

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    • ChefMom says:

      Oooh – I’ll show this to Mr. N in the morning. He’ll love this. We bought the juicer the other day. He “had” to have it after cooking class. LOL.

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  8. Kay aka Babygirl says:

    This french toast just looks absolutely amazing. And I love how you used what you already had and made a wonderful breakfast. I don’t know much about Bermuda either, but of course you know I’m saving this recipe ;). Have a safe and wonderful holiday you guys

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    • ChefMom says:

      Kinda like soul food no – to work with what you have on-hand. 😉 I’m trying…LOL. You’ll have to let me know if you try this one. It’s amazing!

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      • Kay aka Babygirl says:

        Girl I tried it yesterday morning on the 4th lol. We didn’t have breakfast because we were getting ready for the BBQ. This was simply divine and you know I don’t like bread much ;). And you have a great point, this is very similar to soul food cooking. My family, especially my mom, loved this. I’m so pooped, I need a vacay from yesterday lol.

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        • ChefMom says:

          Oh I’m so glad you tried it and liked it! Glad your mom enjoyed it too. That’s some high praise. 🙂 I hear ya – we need a vacay from the whole weekend. LOL!

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    • ChefMom says:

      Mr. N had so much fun. He’s been wanting to write one for some time now. 🙂 The French toast was so good. I wanted it again this morning, but managed to refrain. 😉

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