What you'll need:
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups milk
1 cup flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
12 slices Texas style toast, cut into thirds
3/4 cup sugar mixed with 4 teaspoons cinnamon
In a large skillet, heat 1/4" of vegetable oil over medium heat (you may need to add more after a few batches). In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla, milk, flour and baking powder. Test oil heat by flicking some water into the pan. If it pops, reduce heat. If hardly anything happens, turn up the heat. If it sizzles, it's just right.
Working quickly, dip each bread stick into the batter and shake off excess batter before placing in hot oil. Cook until puffed and golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Remove from oil and drain on a paper towel. Then roll into cinnamon sugar mixture. Place in a 200 degree oven to keep them warm while cookin' up the rest. Serve with syrup to dip them in. You won't be disappointed. They taste just like a donut. Delicious!