October 4, 2012 7:00 AM
Mexican French Toast Rolls
POSTED IN: TV Show Recipes , Pati's Mexican Table
TAGS: cinnamon , dulce de leche , EP207 , food , French , Jinich , Mexican , Pati , Patricia , rolls , toast
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Dedos gitanos
Makes 6

6 slices white bread
Cajeta, dulce de leche, nutella or any preserves
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Trim the crust from the bread. Flatten the slices slightly with a rolling pin. In the center of each bread slice, add about 1 teaspoon of the filling of your choice.

Roll the bread and the mixture like a cigar or a rolled taco; set aside until you finish all of the slices.

In a bowl mix the egg and the cup of milk, whisk until well combined. In another extended bowl, mix the sugar with the cinnamon.

Set a skillet over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of butter.

Soak the bread rolls in the milk mixture until fully coated. Add them to the hot pan, which should have the butter already melted, cook the rolls until they're golden brown and look fully cooked. Roll the fingers in the sugar and cinnamon mixture; they are ready to eat!


Mexican French Toast Roles

Mary Ann | October 20, 2012 12:44 PM

I watch this episode last weekend on Create TV and wanted to give them a try. I made these for breakfast this morning with Nutella and strawberry jam for my two little boys and they loved them! I'm going to be looking for cajeta and dulce de leche so we can try them with those as well. Thank you for the recipe!

Sarah | November 20, 2012 2:34 PM

I made your Mexican French toast rolls,they were Von appetite!!!!!!!

Michelle | November 20, 2012 8:17 PM

Sarah, The French toast rolls are such a treat for breakfast. I'm glad your boys enjoyed them so much. Thank you for watching me on Create!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Sarah | November 26, 2012 5:06 PM

Thank you, Michelle! I'm so happy to hear you tried making them.

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Michelle | November 26, 2012 5:12 PM

I made them for my children this morning before school. We filled them with sauteed apples. Oh my goodness! They were amazing! they have already asked me to make them again. I packed extras in the bag for snack.

Sarai Nieves | November 27, 2012 6:45 PM

Sarai, Oh my gosh! Sauteed apples in the middle sounds delicious!! No wonder your kids loved them.

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Sarai Nieves | November 29, 2012 1:10 PM

saw this show and loved it. made french toast rolls for breakfast for 4 of our grandchildren, they loved them. couldn't remember whole recipe and computer was down, so didn't do everything right, but the were still good. Thank you. I love your show and this is my very first comment ever.......

margo | November 29, 2012 4:59 PM

Margo, I'm glad you took a few minutes to write me! I love how you dove in and made the French Toast Rolls for your grandchildren...even without the whole recipe. I bet they were delicious! Thank you so much for watching the show!!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from margo | November 30, 2012 9:27 AM

Saw this repeat episode a few days ago and couldn't get it out of my mind. I have no little ones to make this for as my daughter is now in college but decided to make this for dessert tonight instead. The filling I used was chocolate chips and fresh banana slices. Delicious! Can't wait to make it again. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us!

Erika | December 5, 2012 9:06 PM

I was looking for something to watch on TV and just happened to see your show. I had never heart of it, but boy, was I glad to come across your show. I want to share this wonderful TV program to everyone I know. I have a young mexican family in my life and would love to make something special for them.

I want to try everything you have shown, but I think I will try the French Toast first. Is "dulce de leche" close to the same thing as Eagle Brand Sweetened Milk? What is "cajeta"?

I really loved your show. It was wonderful. Have a great Holiday.

Rita Landrum | December 8, 2012 3:32 PM

I left a message earlier asking what CAJETA and ducle de leche was: I ordered the Cajeta from A great website, by the way. I bought the dulce de leche at my local Walmart.

Cajeta [KAH-HEH-TAH]is a thick, dark syrup or paste made from caramelized sugar and milk — traditionally goat's milk, although cow's milk is often used, and then it's called DULCE DE LECHE. Cajeta can be found in several flavors (primarily caramel or quemada (plain), vanilla and wine flavor). It's used in Mexico and in some South American countries primarily as a dessert by itself or as a topping for ice cream or fruit. In Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Peru to prepare Alfajores (Caramel Sandwich Cookies). Mexican Desert. Thanks for such a wealth of information on YOUR website. I added your website to "My Favorites". Don't want to ever lose it. ;O)

Rita Landrum | December 8, 2012 5:58 PM

Hmm, Erika. The banana slices and chocolate chips sound so good!!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Erika | December 10, 2012 5:31 PM

Hola Rita, You are so sweet! I am so happy you found my show and website!! I love the information you provided on cajeta and dulce de leche...and am glad you found the answer to your question. I hope you find try many of the recipes and share with the Mexican family you are friends with. Thank you for writing to me!!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Rita Landrum | December 10, 2012 6:13 PM

I love love LOVE watching Pati's Mexican Table on Create. Even my 18 month old daughter loves the show. I have made the rolls and my family loves them. I'm making them for breakfast tomorrow!
Thank you so much for sharing your ideas Pati!!!
Forever a fan! Hope a cookbook is in your future!!!!!

Alexandra | December 11, 2012 9:34 PM

Thank you Pati for sharing your love of food with us! I have to admit that mexican food is my favorite...even though I am not from Mexico. It has the best flavors, spices, and textures of anything I make in my kitchen.
I like this recipe because it was easy to adapt to a savory breakfast. My kids like sweet in the morning, but I prefer savory. So, I added some ham and cheese inside of my rolls and I really enjoyed that, a lot! My kids have loved every variation I have made with these rolls. The only downside is that I have to buy loaf of bread. I make my own homemade bread, but homemade bread doesn't flatten and spread out like store bought bread. But it is worth it for the extra convenience and versatility.
I saw your recipes for Mexican casseroles and I am so excited to give them a try when I have the extra time after the holidays.
I hope you have a blessed Christmas and a joyous New Year! Thank you for your show and your smile! God bless!

Nicole Boyle | December 13, 2012 10:34 AM

Thank you so much for writing me, Nicole! Your homemade bread sounds delicious. It's a shame it won't flatten correctly for this recipe. I am so glad to hear your family is enjoying it, anyway. Your savory variations sound fabulous!!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Nicole Boyle | December 18, 2012 6:14 PM

I made these this morning for my in-laws. We tried peanut butter, Nutella, and cream cheese. Everyone loved them! Thanks for sharing this recipe Pati!

Rachel | December 24, 2012 8:21 AM

Hi Rachel, Thank you for trying them!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Rachel | December 28, 2012 5:05 PM

Hi Pati, Thank you for this recipe. My two daughters and I have incorporated this recipe as part of our little family's tradition. My daughters loved it and it was an instant hit! My daughters think its funny that I watch your show, teasing me because I love your Mexican accent...

Norman Pierre Sedillo | December 29, 2012 12:47 PM

Patti, i have to tell you i Love this show and the recipes!!!! I am married to a mexicano and I dont have any mexican recipes that he likes but when I found this show on t.v. oh my goodness! He wants to taste so many of your recipes. The ones I have made scored!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with others.

Astrid | January 7, 2013 12:09 AM