Sunday, May 10, 2009

Stuffed French Toast with Strawberries


Last Friday, DH showed me an ad for a restaurant on the other side of town and said it was a shame we had to go over there to get delicious stuffed french toast (they were advertising it).

I told him we didn't; we could have it at home! We had homemade bread leftover, so I picked up some cream cheese and strawberries.

Stuffed French Toast with Strawberries
(Me)

For strawberries:
1 qt. strawberries, sliced
2-4 tbsp sugar

- Mix sugar and strawberries and place in the fridge. I like to do this the night before, so there is plenty of delicious strawberry juice for on the french toast

For the french toast:
4-6 slices of bread (can make more if you have more people to feed)
5-6 eggs
3/4 cup of milk
sprinkling of cinnamon
1 tsp of vanilla

Directions
- Mix the eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla together and place in a shallow dish(like a pie plate)
- Heat your griddle or skillet for medium heat
- Soak your slices of bread; taking care to leave them in long enough that they're completely saturated
- Cook each slice as your space permits (obviously a griddle cooks more at once than a skillet!)

The important stuffing part:
1 8oz block of cream cheese, room temperature (low fat is fine. it's what i used)

Directions
- Gently blend the cream cheese so that it is light and fluffy and easier to spread
- As your toast slices come off the griddle/skillet, slather one piece with cream cheese, and sandwich it with another piece of french toast
- Drizzle strawberry juice and strawberries over top
- If you're not ravenous by this point, you can add powdered sugar or whipped cream, but we didn't make it that far!

I'd say each person only needs one of these sandwiches. I couldn't even finish mine!

1 comment:

Joelen said...

This is a great way to use up the strawberries I've seen on sale lately!