Monday, March 9, 2009

Stuffed French Toast--a family favorite!


Do you need a breakfast recipe to WOW your family or friends? This one is it! You can dress up this dish by cutting your French Toast into fun shapes (ex: Heart shaped for Valentines or Anniversaries, stars for 4th of July, etc.). This recipe sounds complicated, but it is easy and perfect for the spring!

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
1 loaf of bread (white or wheat)
6-8 eggs
½ c. milk or heavy cream
2 T. sugar
1/8 t. nutmeg
1 T. vanilla

Beat egg mixture together and set aside.

Filling:
1/4 c. strawberry jam
1 8oz. cream cheese

Beat together until smooth. Spread a generous amount of cream cheese filling on one side of a slice of bread. Put another bread slice on top of the cream cheese (like a sandwich). Dip top and bottom of your French toast in your egg mixture and cook on a greased hot skillet until cooked thoroughly on both sides. Take off the skillet and top with butter syrup (recipe below) and fresh strawberries and blueberries. Makes a GREAT Valentines breakfast or brunch!

Butter Syrup
1 cube of butter
1 c. sugar
¼ - ½ c. evaporated milk
1 t. vanilla

Melt. Add and dissolve on low heat. When dissolved thoroughly, it should appear white in color and all combined together. Then add, until thick. Add and serve over waffles, pancakes

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