The other day I had the most amazing breakfast — made by the head chef at Rainbow Drive-In, no less.
And no, it didn’t involve two scoops of rice and mac salad.
He served us peanut butter and jelly sandwiches — on white bread, this is key — dunked in pancake batter, deep-fried, then doused in sugar.
Oh, I can’t tell you how good it was.
So my mom and I — with the help of my dad, who manned the sugar — tried to recreate this breakfast sensation. In the process, I think we improved on it, changing up the fillings and realizing there’s so much more we can do with this recipe.
Here’s what we did:
You can make instant malassadas by dunking pieces of white bread into this batter and frying it. But we made sandwiches with the white bread — filled it with peanut butter and jelly, cream cheese and a lilikoi spread, even sausages — then battered and deep-fried it. We cut the sandwich bread into eighths, which helped.
Used to make instant malassadas
1 1/2 cups Bisquick
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon sugar
3/4 cup milk
Mix. Coat pieces of white bread — filled or not — with batter and place into deep fryer.