Crisps!

These are one of those wonderful little yummy things that you sometimes discover while traveling.

 A few years ago we had a HUGE layover in Atlanta on our way to Jamaica with some friends.  We had taken the red eye out of SLC to Atlanta so we could catch the early flight out to Jamaica.  Anyways, since nothing was open yet in the airport, and sleep isn’t really an option in an airport, we decided to take the subway into the city.  We had hours to burn and it ended up being a lovely little side trip.  The Summer Olympics had been a few year earlier there, and the city was still donned in its Olympic wonder.  The sun was just starting to peek it’s head out as we entered the city, and we started walking up and down streets looking for somewhere for brekky.  We found a great little bakery, and since all friends in attendance with us on this trip were other Great Harvest owners, we never miss an opportunity to scout out a bakery.  All in the name of business you know!

This little stop was called “The Corner Bakery” and is actually a franchise.  More of a restaurant than a bakery, and everything they bake is frozen, but still it hit the spot.  I’ve decided there just aren’t many “Scratch” bakeries in this little world of ours anymore.  That’s why I think my bakery is so neat.  Everything is made from scratch, every single day.  Yum!  Anyway this little Corner Bakery was yum for breakfast.  James got a big bowl of oatmeal, and I don’t remember what I got except for this wonderful bag of Crisps.  Crisps were thin slices of Raisin Cinnamon bread toasted crisp and then spread with butter and cinnamon sugar.  They were all bagged in a cute little cellophane bag and I ended up savoring every one over the course of our vacation.

This last Dec. while in the big city doing a segment for Studio 5 we found another one of these little Corner Bakeries.  Lunch was good, but the bag of Crisps I came home with were again the highlight of my visit.  Needless to say this bag didn’t make it very long.  Come to find out my children love them too.  It’s like a slice of cinnamon toast that you have for breakfast, but better since it’s just grab and go.  So the other day I decided to make a batch.  Since I don’t have a lack of bread available to me, I decided to use Cranberry Orange bread, and just plain sugar instead of cinnamon sugar.  Again these were a hit.  They didn’t last the day, but everyone enjoyed them.  If you like a good crispy little snack this is the way to go.  Just remember to ask for a loaf of UNsliced bread to use.  This way you can control the thickness, and crispness of your Crisps!

Crisps!!
1 loaf Raisin Cinnamon bread or any other kind that sounds delish
1 cube butter
Cinnamon Sugar or Sugar in the Raw
Cut the bread into about 1/4 inch slices.  It’s tough, but you can do it!  Lay each slice in a single layer on a cookie sheet.  My whole loaf used two cookie sheets.  Bake at 375′ F until browned on one side.  About 10 mins.  Now take the crisps out and flip and toast the other side.  This side is a lot faster.  When the toasts are done take them out and spread butter over every inch of the front and sprinkle generously with cinnamon sugar or just sugar.  I like using Sugar in the Raw.  It’s pretty.  Let your Crisps cool and then enjoy.  They’ll last in a Tupperware or Ziploc for a while.  If you can keep your hands out of them!

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