I have spoken here before about Sunday Night Suppers and today I found a recipe that often made the rotation into our SNS. I discovered Pofosen in my Von Trapp Family Cookbook years ago while living in Germany. I would say that Maria von Trapp is one of the few people I truly admire. If you have not read her story- “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers”, may I suggest that you do. We have adopted many of their Christmas traditions including celebrating St. Nicholas Day on December 6 th. So when your pantry is lean and your time is short, prepare a platter of these satisfying pastries, they just may become a favorite thing.
8 slices bread
your favorite jam
3 T. milk
panko bread crumbs, about 1 1/2 cups- you may use any plain bread crumb
Oil for frying, about 1/2 inch deep in pan
Over medium heat, heat oil in a skillet. Spread jam on one side of 4 slices of bread. Place the other slices of bread over top of the jam slices making a jam sandwich. Whip eggs with milk. Dip jam sandwiches in egg mixture and then into the plate of bread crumbs, coating both sides and edges. When oil is hot, fry one sandwich at a time until golden brown on each side. Remove to paper towel-lined platter. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into four triangles. Serve immediately. Makes 16 pieces, serves 4-8.