Breakfast / Cook

Strawberry & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast


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I’ve wanted for so long to make stuffed French toast! I’m not sure what was stopping me, but I finally did it – and it was YUM.

For 4 sandwiches you’ll need:
8 slices of bread
About 6 thinly sliced strawberries

Batter:
3 eggs
1/2 cup half & half or milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbs vanilla
Dash of nutmeg

The stuffing goo:
5 oz cream cheese
2 Tbs butter
1 tsp vanilla
Scant 1/4 cup powdered sugar
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of salt

Whisk batter ingredients together in a pie pan or other wide bottomed dish. Completely incorporate ingredients, there should be no globs of egg white or yolk. This will take a minute or two to whisk properly (I use a fork).

Mix the stuffing goo ingredients in a separate small bowl, set aside.

Thinly slice about six strawberries and set aside.

Using a good bread knife and good quality bread, remove the crust from the bread. Slice very close to the crust (it will fry more evenly). Smear one side of each price of bread with the stuffing goo. Place strawberries on 4 of the slices of smeared bread, keeping them at least 1/4″ away from the edges of the bread. Place the rest of the bread on top to make sandwiches. Lightly pinch the edges together to form a pocket.

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Dip the sandwiches in the batter, quickly, coating both sides. Place in a greased pan over medium heat. Allow to cook until you can see the edges start to brown.

You only want to flip once! The more you flip, the greater the likelihood of the stuffing oozing out. Make sure the first side is cooked before you flip!
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This needs no butter, syrup or sugar on top. It’s simply delicious.

Enjoy!
-Amelia

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