Friday, January 21, 2011

Stuffed French Toast with Cream Cheese and Strawberries

You have to try this fabulous-tasting French toast this weekend.  Though it makes the perfect brunch item, you would enjoy it anytime you're in the mood.  It's easy and you would have fun making it with the kids!

                                         A Little Bit of Heaven



Ingredients

Per Serving:
  • 2 slices cinnamon-raisin bread
  • 2 TB softened Neufchatel cheese or cream cheese
  • 2 TB strawberry preserves

Soak For One to Two Servings:
  • l egg
  • 2 TB milk
  • Dash nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla 

For The Skillet:
  • Butter-flavored cooking spray
  • 1 TB butter (per sandwich)

Directions

1.  The Stuffing:

For each sandwich:  On one slice of bread, spread the 2 TB of softened Neufchatel cheese or cream cheese and then spread the 2 TB of strawberry preserves on top of that, taking care not to spread the stuffing all the way to the edges.  Place another slice of bread on top of the stuffing and pinch the edges of the sandwich together all the way around.

2.   The Soak:

For one to two servings, use an approximate one to one & one-half qt. shallow glass cooking dish and whisk together the ingredients for the soak.  Lay each sandwich in the soak and let the sandwich(es) absorb the egg mixture until wet but not completely soaked.  Carefully lift each sandwich and flip to soak the opposite side of the sandwich(es) just until wet.

 3.   Cooking the Sandwich:

Spray a non-stick skillet with the butter-flavored cooking spray.  Over medium heat, melt 1 TB of butter for each sandwich.  Carefully transfer the sandwich(es) to the skillet and cook, flipping once, until golden brown on each side.


Enjoy and be prepared to be transported to heaven (for a minute anyway)!



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8 comments:

  1. This does look like a little bit of heaven! I love french toast, and I can only imagine how much better it must taste stuffed! Thank you for sharing it with me...and thank you for your kind words on my blog today. They mean so much!

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  2. @Monet - Yes this beauty is so marvelous it can help you "float away". Especially good when one needs a little "lift". Enjoy!

    I would encourage anyone interested in beautiful writing and wonderful, creative baking to read your blog - "anecdotes and apple cores"

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  3. What time is breakfast? Nice recipe, I am thinking Valentine's, my hubby is going to think he has been a really good man. Yum!

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  4. @Medifast Coupons - Breakfast is whenever you wake!
    You might get from my posts, I'm a big brunch person.

    I love the Valentine comment - You gave me a really good laugh...it's so cute! You know I didn't think about Valentine's when I posted this, but you're so right!

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  5. I normally never make a nice breakfast, but I decided to make this little number this morning. It was so yummy! I didn't have strawberry preserves, so I used raspberry preserves instead. Love it!

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  6. @Haley - Raspberry...what a great idea! You inspired me to take a peak at my preserves, and I found I have cherry - that should be really good also. In fact, these are another two that would be wonderful for Valentine's!

    Hope this encourages you to have a nice breakfast more often. If you haven't already, try the Avocado BLT for breakfast or brunch (my favorite meals)!

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  7. Oh my, that is one delicious recipe!This takes french toast to a whole new level of yum.

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  8. @Alisa - It's so fun! Hope you try this weekend...and/or Valentine's! Enjoy!

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