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My husband likes Minecraft, so I decided to make a brunch along that theme.

I drew a grid of 1" squares on a piece of paper to place under a cutting sheet to get the cubes as even as I could.  Using a long, thin, sharp knife, will make your work easier.


French Toast Cubes:

stale brioche - must be stale bread with a tight crumb so the cubes will hold together
egg
milk
vanilla
grated chocolate

I used about 1 T milk and 1 chocolate chip, finely grated, per egg for the egg mixture.  

Mix the egg with a little milk, vanilla, and grated chocolate.  Don't make tons at first; you can always make more later.  Soak 1 inch cubes of brioche in egg mixture; be careful not to soak them too long or they'll get really soggy and lose shape.  Make sure the egg mixture doesn't cover the cubes when they soak.  It's best to have a little in a bowl that maybe comes halfway up the sides of the cubes, then turn the cubes over.

Cook in a pan on all sides of the cubes.  The first side that cooks might get some runny egg around the edges; just trim this off with a spatula.

Grass:

powdered sugar
cream cheese
green food coloring

Mix powdered sugar with cream cheese to taste (roughly 2 parts powdered sugar to 1 part cream cheese, if going by volume).  Mix in some green food coloring, a drop at a time, and spread on one side of some of the french toast cubes.

Sausage Cubes:

country style sausage
eggs
bread crumbs

I used 1 lb raw sausage, 1 egg, and about 2 cups crumbs.  Mix sausage with egg and some bread crumbs.  Bake at 375 degrees F in a small loaf pan until the internal temperature reaches 170.  Slice into cubes.


Milk and Cereal Cubes:

marshmallows
butter
powdered milk
cereal
sugar 
cinnamon

I only wanted a very small amount of this, so I used a few large marshmallows, a small dab of butter, and a couple tablespoons powdered milk, then mixed a little cereal in a little at a time until I felt the proportion was right.  I used about a tablespoon of sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.

Heat some marshmallows and butter in a bowl in the microwave.  Stir in some powdered milk, then cereal.  Pat into a pan, or simply compress it on a sheet of waxed paper.  When it firms up, cut into cubes and roll in crushed cereal mixed with sugar and cinnamon.

Blueberry Yogurt Cubes:

greek yogurt
blueberries, fresh or frozen
sugar
unflavored gelatin

I used equal parts (by volume) of blueberries and yogurt.  The Knox gelatin box suggests 1 envelope per cup of liquid; you can use 1 envelope for up to 2 cups of yogurt mixture, but the cubes will be pretty soft.

Blend blueberries, sugar, and yogurt in a blender or food processor.  Sprinkle a little water (about 2 tablespoons per packet) on gelatin in a bowl and let soften.  Mix a bit of the blended yogurt with the gelatin and gently heat until gelatin melts.   Stir well, then mix the gelatin mixture back into the yogurt.  Pour into a pan, chill until solid, then cut into cubes.



Arrange cubes together on a plate and serve.


ha ha, cool.
doomsdayltd3 years ago
looks like we need shovel and pickaxe shaped utensils to eat these hmm?
Monsterguy3 years ago
Mmmmhhhh so cubey :)
A1v1n13 years ago
yaaayyy dirt for breakfast
skarah3 years ago
This in an awesome idea. I did my best to replicate it this morning, and my family (husband and 3 kids who all play minecraft) were so impressed. Somehow I didn't see the photo stream, though, so I sorta missed a few key concepts. Maybe those could be written into the instructions? For instance, when you say "blend blueberries, sugar, and yogurt" I just thought you meant to put them in a bowl and mix. I wish I would have thought it through further and used a hand blender or food processor. Also, what ratio of gelatin to water did you use? And how much of the yogurt and blueberries? I'm totally going to do this again, so I'd like to get it better next time.

I also didn't catch that you used raw sausage and only one egg, and mine wasn't nearly as uniform as yours. I basically made a sausage frittata, with about a pound of cooked sausage and 4 beaten eggs, and topped half of it with a lot of finely chopped parsley (for the 'grass'), which looked nice. I baked it at 350 for 20 minutes. It didn't come out of the pan smoothly, did you butter your pan? I did, but it didn't seem to help.

For the french toast, it may be worth mentioning that brioche is kind of necessary, since regular bread will not remain in cubes, but will smoosh down during cooking. I couldn't locate any brioche, but used challah instead. It held up better than regular bread would have, but the cubes weren't really cubes anymore. It definitely softened up during the egg soak.

I also keep thinking that sweet potatoes, cubed and roasted, would make a great addition.

I think this is such a creative, great idea. I hope you will consider refining your instructable with the addition of measurements and more detailed instructions (for those of us who aren't quite so quick on the draw).
supersoftdrink (author)  skarah3 years ago
Dang I'm really sorry about that. I used to do only step by step instructables, but I accidentally broke the laptop and had to use my brother's, and so I was in a hurry...

A dense, tight-grained bread is definitely necessary for the french toast cubes, although I think a heavy whole grain bread would also work. I won't be making full fat brioche again... totally not worth the effort, way too buttery.

I used a pound of sausage, one egg, and some leftover apple whole wheat muffins (blended into bread crumbs) for the sausage loaf.

I'd have loved to use sweet potatoes, but my husband refuses to eat them. ;)


Did you let your challah get dry and stale first? That really helps with the shape.
angelcj3 years ago
I'm also going to coat some of the french toast/cake cubes in cream cheese frosting prior to coloring it to get snow cubes!

Now what could you do for water? Blue jello is the only thing that comes to mind...
akeel13 years ago
I love Silent Hill, What can you make for me? ;)
Kryptonite3 years ago
What a neat edible interpretation!
avishadur3 years ago
you are amazing... this is amazing!!!
breakfast cubed?
*head explodes*
MINECRAFT BREAKFAST?!?!?! awesome
chuchiman3 years ago
Awesome! :)
canida3 years ago
A most excellent idea!
capricorn3 years ago
You M'lady are seriously running for best wife ever context. Simply outstanding!

Thanks for sharing :)
Ex Machina3 years ago
This is pure genius!