Treat Yourself To Strawberry & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

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Submitted by Recipe Rain

Treat Yourself To Strawberry & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

It was my husband and I’s fifth wedding anniversary, and I wanted to make it super special for him.

I had all kinds of things planned for us to do throughout the day. We were going to go back to a lot of our favorite spots and end up at the restaurant that we went to on our first date. A lot of my friends thought that I was crazy because they thought that he should be doing that stuff for me. The truth was, he did a huge day for me the last anniversary that we had, and for every one before that. I told him that this one was mine and I was taking over. He works hard and it was my turn to spoil him.

There was breakfast in bed on the agenda, but I didn’t know what I was going to make for him. I could have went with his favorite pancakes, but that was something that I make for him all the time. I wanted it to be something unique and special. I remembered a stuffed french toast that we had eaten at a bed and breakfast once that he really loved. I don’t know why it came back to my head at that moment, but it was perfect. I had to look up the recipe, but it wasn’t really hard to find. The greatest part was it looked easy.

Taking it into the bedroom on the morning of our special day was so exciting. I felt so proud of myself, and he gobbled it all right up!

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Treat Yourself To Strawberry & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

INGREDIENTS

  • STRAWBERRY & CREAM CHEESE FILLING:
  • 8 oz Philadelphia cream cheese (1 pkg) softened
  • 1/4 cup Daisy sour cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar plus more for topping
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberries sliced
  • 1/4 cup Domino granulated sugar
  • VANILLA CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST:
  • 1 loaf french bread cut into 1 inch slices
  • 3 egg large
  • 1 and 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon ground

PREPARATION

  1. STRAWBERRY & CREAM CHEESE FILLING: Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer + large bowl), add softened cream cheese, sour cream, powedered sugar, and vanilla. Beat on low until cream cheese has broken down, then mix on medium high until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Use a spatula to scrap around the sides and bottom, then beat again on medium for 30 seconds. Set filling aside.
  2. For the strawberries, slice them as thin as you are able. If using frozen strawberries, use a paper towel to absorb any extra juice; wet strawberries will cause the french toast pieces slip and be hard to flip while cooking. When strawberries are sliced and ready, place them in a small bowl with 1/4 cup sugar. Gently toss strawberries until they are all coated in sugar.
  3. VANILLA CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST: In a small bowl with a flat bottom (or pro tip: use an aluminum pie tin), whisk together milk, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon. Make sure cinnamon has fully mixed with the wet ingredients and is not just floating on top, still dry.
  4. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: Spread a layer of cream cheese filling on one side of sliced french bread. Filling should be spread thin (not globbed on) but still thick enough to thoroughly cover bread.
  5. Arrange strawberries in an even layer on top of the cream cheese spread, keeping a 1/4 inch gap around the sides of the bread.
  6. Spread another thin layer of cream cheese on a new slice of french bread, then gently press it to the other slice with the strawberries (like a sandwich).
  7. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and warm over medium heat.
  8. Dip the french toast into the egg and milk mixture, coating both the top and the bottom.
  9. Drop the french toast in the skillet and cook each side until golden brown, about 2-4 minutes per side. To make flipping easier, use a thin spatula to scoop under the french toast and gently press your finger on top to secure it while the toast is flipped. Save time by cooking 2-3 sandwiches at once.
  10. Serve immediately with powdered sugar and syrup.


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