This breakfast is so decadent I’m almost embarrassed to post it. The brioche I prepared for my last post makes the best French toast, so when I saw the reminder on AOL that Elvis Presley’s (The King) birthday is Sunday, January 8th and I remembered how much he liked peanut butter and banana sandwiches, it seemed like a fitting tribute that the two should be combined into a killer breakfast. The syrup was the lethal blow, but who would think of having French toast without a good drenching of pure Vermont Maple Syrup?
Elvis was born January 8, 1935, and passed away on August 16, 1977. He would be 77 years old on Sunday.
Spread 2 slices of bread, preferably homemade brioche, with peanut butter. Arrange the banana on one piece of bread and top with the second slice of bread. Dip into an egg lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon of cream. Leave the bread in the egg for about 30 seconds per side to give it time to absorb it well. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet and slowly fry the bread on both sides until it is golden brown, slightly puffed and heated through. Serve with warmed pure Vermont maple syrup.
Elvis’s talent, good looks, sensuality, charisma, and good humor endeared him to millions, as did the humility and human kindness he demonstrated throughout his life. Known the world over by his first name, he is regarded as one of the most important figures of twentieth century popular culture. Elvis died at his Memphis home, Graceland, on August 16, 1977.
Happy Birthday, Elvis. You were the greatest!
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