Berries & Cream Stuffed French Toast
 
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I've been craving a nice, big breakfast so much lately, and this stuffed french toast is phenomenal! It's a simple french toast, stuffed with strawberry cream cheese filling, and cooked in butter to create that gorgeous golden-brown coating.
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Serves: 5-6 slices
Ingredients
The filling
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup diced strawberries
  • 1 drop of food coloring (optional)
The toast
  • 1 loaf of egg-based bread, such as challah, Texas Toast, etc.
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons of butter
  • toppings: mixed berries, pecans, powdered sugar, maple syrup, etc.
Instructions
  1. For the filling: In a bowl, whisk the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar and vanilla, whisk, then add the strawberries and food coloring, stirring until fully combined. Transfer to a piping bag and set aside for later.
  2. For the toast: In a shallow container, like a pie dish or cake pan, whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla, and sugar. Cut the loaf into large, 2-inch thick slices--I ended up with 5 slices. Cut a slit into the bottom each bread slice, making sure not to cut through the other sides (you should be left with a "pocket" of sorts). Using the filling from earlier, pipe a generous amount into each of the bread slices.
  3. On a pan over medium heat, melt a tablespoon of butter. Dunk one of the filled bread slices into the egg/milk mixture, making sure to soak both sides. Transfer to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Repeat this process with the remaining bread slices, making sure to add an additional tablespoon of butter each time.
  4. While still warm, top the toast with desired toppings (my favorites are berries, pecans, maple syrup, and a dusting of powdered sugar). Enjoy!
Recipe by My Southern Sweet Tooth at http://mysouthernsweettooth.com/berries-and-cream-stuffed-french-toast/