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Raising Cane’s Copycat Texas Toast Recipe

Raising Cane’s Copycat Texas Toast Recipe

Making your favorite restaurant dishes at home is easy with this copycat recipe for Raising Cane’s Texas Toast. Slather it in butter and garlic and grill in a pan for the perfect replica of your favorite dish. Plus, you can make it yourself any time you want!

Making Texas Toast at home is the perfect way to get the authentic taste of Raising Cane’s without having to leave your house.

Whether you’re a fan or just curious, this copycat recipe will have you hooked on this delicious dish in no time. Plus, it’s so easy to make that even if you’re not an experienced cook, you’ll be able to whip it up with no problem.

If you’re not familiar with Texas Toast, it’s a type of bread that is thick and usually has a bit of garlic flavor to it. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any meal, but it’s especially good when paired with chicken or steak.

So, why not give this recipe a try? You won’t be disappointed. Enjoy!

Copycat Raising Cane's Texas Toast on a plate

Raising Cane’s Texas Toast is cooked to order from sesame-seeded pull apart bread. It’s brushed with butter and garlic and then grilled to create its signature look and taste. The finished product is definitely delicious. It’s the perfect side to Cane’s Chicken Tenders and Dipping Sauce.

This copycat recipe is not difficult. People often are afraid to make bread recipes at home, but it really isn’t difficult to do. The only thing that makes it tricky is that it takes a little extra time. Waiting for bread to rise can make some people feel frustrated, but if you have patience, you should be absolutely fine.

The other thing that makes this particular recipe a little bit “extra” is that we’re basically cooking it twice. First we’re baking the fresh loaf of bread, and then we are grilling up the toast. It’s a bit of work, I’m not going to lie. But the results speak for themselves.

Trust me.

Copycat Raising Cane's Texas Toast on a plate

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp (1 pack) instant dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm whole milk
  • 3.5 cups of all-purpose flour, scooped and leveled
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened and cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 egg + 1 tsp water (egg wash)
  • Sesame seeds, optional
  • Butter
  • Garlic salt
ingredient shot for bread

I would also suggest you have the following equipment on hand, but it’s not all strictly necessary. You can do a lot of the work by hand, without a stand mixer.

Instructions

To begin, heat your milk for 30 seconds in the microwave, then add it to the bowl of your mixer along with 1 cup of all purpose flour and the yeast. (Note: I used Fleischmann’s instant yeast plus rapid rise.)

Mix until combined.

Cover the bowl with a towel, and let it sit for 30 minutes so the yeast can bloom.

After half an hour, add in the eggs, butter, flour, sugar and salt.

close up of mixing bowl with ingredients for bread

Knead on medium speed with a dough hook for 20 minutes or so. Remove the dough from the mixer and add it to an oiled bowl. Cover it with a towel, and let it sit in a warm area, letting it rise for an hour.

Remove the dough from the bowl. It will be sticky, so use flour on your hands.

a ball of dough

Cut the dough in half. Place the first half on a lightly dusted surface and press it out with your hands.

flattened dough

Cut the dough into six pieces. You’ll need extra flour here. Flatten each piece out, then fold one side to center and the other side on top.

a rectangle of dough being worked
a rectangle of dough being worked
a rectangle of dough being worked

Flatten each of these pieces out with your finger, then turn the dough and roll it tightly. Place it into a baking dish sprayed with baking spray.

Repeat this for each slice.

six logs of dough together in a pan

Let these sit for another 30 minutes, then brush with egg wash and add a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

six logs of dough together in a pan with an egg wash

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes until golden brown and lovely.

fresh pull apart bread
fresh pull apart bread out of the oven

By itself, this makes an amazing pull-apart bread that anyone would LOVE. Eat it warm out of the oven with butter or cheese, and you have yourself a fantastic snack. But that’s not what we’re here for. We’re taking this ALL THE WAY.

It’s time to grill up the bread to make our copycat Raising Cane’s Texas Toast!

Of course you’re going to want to pull apart your loaf of bread so that you have your nice thick slices to work with.

First, add a generous slathering of butter to each side of your bread.

sliced bread with butter

You’ll also want to grab your very favorite brand of garlic salt and sprinkle it onto each side. Be careful not to add too much, as you don’t want to make it too salty.

Another option (and this is actually my preferred method) is to mix your softened butter with the garlic salt in advance and THEN spread it on your bread. It gives you a bit more control. The ratio I use is 1 cup of butter to 1 tablespoon of garlic salt. You can adjust it for the quantity you need.

a slice of bread with butter spread on it

Once your toast is ready to fry, grab your griddle or a frying pan and add even more butter to it. Turn it on to a medium high heat and let the butter melt. Add your bread to the pan and let it toast up to a golden brown. Flip to toast the other side, as well.

two slices of bread being grilled in a pan

That’s it! Serve these delicious bits of heaven as soon as possible. They are perfect with chicken or even Country Fried Steak. You can even eat them by themselves, as they are delicious on their own.

Copycat Raising Cane's Texas Toast on a plate
Copycat Raising Cane's Texas Toast on a plate

Definitely let me know what you think. Will you be adding this to your rotation? I would love to hear how it turns out!

Copycat Raising Cane's Texas Toast on a plate

Raising Cane's Copycat Texas Toast

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

Making your favorite restaurant dishes at home is easy with this copycat recipe for Raising Cane's Texas Toast. Slather it in butter and garlic and grill in a pan for the perfect replica of your favorite dish. Plus, you can make it yourself any time you want!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp (1 pack) instant dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm whole milk
  • 3.5 cups of all-purpose flour, scooped and leveled
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened and cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 egg + 1 tsp water (egg wash)
  • Sesame seeds, optional
  • Butter
  • Garlic salt

Instructions

    1. Heat milk for 30 seconds in the microwave.
    2. Add to the bowl of a stand mixer with 1 cup all-purpose flour and the yeast.
    3. Mix until combined.
    4. Cover with a towel and let sit for 30 mins so the yeast can bloom.
    5. After 30 mins add in the eggs, butter, flour, sugar, and salt.
    6. Knead on medium speed with a dough hook for 20 mins.
    7. Add to an oiled bowl, cover with a towel, sit in a warm area and let rise for one hour
    8. Remove the dough from the bowl (it will be sticky-use flour on your hands)
    9. Cut the dough in half.
    10. Place the first half on a lightly dusted surface and press out with your hands.
    11. Cut into 6 pieces. (you will need extra flour)
    12. Flatten each piece out. Then fold one side the other side on top.
    13. Flatten with your finger, now turn the dough, and roll it tightly.
    14. Place into a baking dish sprayed with baking spray.
    15. Repeat this action for each slice.
    16. Let sit for another 30 mins
    17. Brush with egg wash and add sesame seeds
    18. Bake at 350° for 30 mins
    19. Pull apart bread at the obvious seams
    20. Add butter and garlic salt to each side and grill the bread on each side before serving.

    Notes

    Work quickly as the dough will start rising again when making the "logs" of dough.

    Make them as tight as possible, they will expand.

    Make the logs longer rather than shorter (short logs will equal thick slices of bread)



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    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 431Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 478mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 9gProtein: 10g

    This nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be entirely accurate. Please do your own research if you are overly concerned about specific macros.

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    Carly Koleszar

    Wednesday 26th of October 2022

    This bread was too dense and thick. nothing like Canes. It was also really sweet. Not hating, but I was very disappointed with the results.

    Katie Reed

    Tuesday 1st of November 2022

    Thank you for the feedback! I felt like it came really really close to Cane's, but I appreciate your thoughts and am disappointed that you didn't like it.

    Jurnee

    Sunday 4th of September 2022

    Please read before making: I'm convinced that this recipe is fake just for clicks. I filled the recipe to to a T and never ended up with a dough. This recipe makes something more akin to a pudding than anything else. I ended up having to add nearly a cup of bread flour to get it to come together at all and have some semblance of a gluten network. Even then, it probably needed more.

    Katie Reed

    Tuesday 6th of September 2022

    I *really* think you need to check your measurements. I very much appreciate all feedback, and I am really open to all criticism of recipes, but there just isn't any way that this could make anything like a pudding with the amount of liquid involved. I'm not sure what might have gone wrong, but I've made the recipe many many times, and I've never had an issue. I don't enjoy being accused of posting fake recipes or clickbait. I do make mistakes, and when they are pointed out, I fix them immediately. But I can't see any mistakes in this one.

    Bonnie Crim

    Sunday 24th of April 2022

    For the life of me, just how many of us out here do you think have the time nor inclination to make our own bread. Secondly, you can slice French Bread to you thickness liking. Melt some butter, season with garlic powder, dip the front of the bread slice in the butter mixture, place all cuttings on a cookie sheet, and put under broiler. Damn good garlic toast, without all of your steps. Not a sermon, just an alternative to working so hard for practically the same results.

    Katie Reed

    Friday 29th of April 2022

    Hi Bonnie! Thanks for chiming in. I agree that there are plenty of simpler alternatives, and I'm all about saving time. (I have four crazy sons, so I don't have a lot of time to spare!) This recipe is more for those who want an authentic experience of this specific restaurant at home. It would definitely be a once in a while recipe rather than a regular occurrence. It's definitely easier to use premade bread!

    Rachelle

    Sunday 10th of April 2022

    What temp to bake the bread

    Katie Reed

    Sunday 10th of April 2022

    350°. Sorry, I didn't realize the temp wasn't in the recipe! Thank you for the reminder.

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