Thursday, September 30, 2010

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

I realize my last three posts have been sweets. I will try for something out of that category for next time. But for today, there is this yummy-ness. I found this recipe at Real Mom Kitchen. I don't know who needs to go out to breakfast when you can make this at home. Although, we had it for dinner and it was great for that, too. While its a few more steps than plain french toast, it is still very easy and SUPER delicious! I should have taken a picture of my little boy and his friend with their cheeks stuffed. They totally loved it.
What You Need:
1 (8 oz package) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
10 slices bread {Texas toast works or a good sourdough}
3 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
4 eggs, beaten
2-3 tablespoon milk
4 tablespoons butter, oil, cooking spray for pan
2 tablespoon powdered sugar {extra}

Combine the cream cheese, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, vanilla and cinnamon, and beat until smooth, and then spread 1/2 the mixture on one side of five slices of bread. Top with the sliced strawberries. You will have some extra for topping the toast later. Spread more of the remaining mixture on the remaining five pieces of bread and place on to pressing them together gently to enclose strawberries inside.

Beat the eggs and milk together and set aside.

Coat your pan with butter, oil or spray. Take the sandwiches, one by one, and place in the egg and milk mixture, turning so that the mixture covers both sides. Transfer the sandwich to the pan and cook until the first side is  brown. Flip over and cook the other side. Before serving, top with the extra sliced strawberries and 2 tbsp powdered sugar. Drizzle with maple syrup or the Strawberry Syrup recipe below.

What You Need:
Strawberry Syrup
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons orange juice
3/4 cup pureed strawberries

Combine all the ingredients in a small pan. Stirring constantly, heat mixture over medium heat until it begins to thicken (approximately 5 minutes). While still warm, pour over French Toast and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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