Since it's been a while I wanted to do something fun with you today. So instead of waiting till next Monday, I'm posting our Crazy Monday Recipe today...yummy Strawberry Cream Stuffed French Toast! Okay, okay, I admit it--I pirated the recipe from a Tasty Kitchen friend, so I'll give you her page url at the end of this post so you can see what a lovely food photographer she is and what this recipe would look like made by the hands of a real cook!
Me? I could mess up making a tray of ice...but that's another story. For now, enjoy this:
Strawberry Cream Stuffed French Toast
Bread & cream stuffing:
- 1 loaf of french bread, cut into 2 inch thick slices
- An 8 oz pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
- 4 oz of Mascarpone cheese
- 2 heaping Tbsp powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 heaping tsp of strawberry preserves
- 1 1/4 cups chopped fresh strawberries
Mix all of the above in a large bowl. Refrigerate while you prepare the bread and egg dip.
1 Tbsp vanilla
a splash of milk
Whisk together egg dip ingredients.
You'll also need butter (for frying pan).
Cut a slit in the bottom of your 2 inch thick bread, to make a pocket (don't cut all the way through, you just want deep enough to make a large pocket).
Carefully stuff the strawberry cream into the pockets. Lay one side of the stuffed bread into your egg dip, then turn over. Add to a buttered frying pan, cooking at medium-low heat. Turn over once that side is done and cook the other side. Add more butter to the pan when you add a new batch of french toast. Add more cinnamon as needed to your egg dip. Mind tends to stick to the first couple then I need to add more cinnamon.
Serve with powdered sugar sprinkled on top...and a knife and fork.
Thanks for stopping by, I promise not to be away so long again.
And, as promised, here's the fun food site where I picked up this recipe. I hope you'll enjoy your visit with Alice at Savory Sweet Life. I love this site, her fantastic food photos, and her recipes! This link will take you to her page for the above recipe--mine pales by comparison!