Sunday, February 28, 2010

Stuffed French Toast

My kids loved this recipe growing up.  We got the recipe from a children's cookbook that I bought for my daughter Sadie when she was about 10. I had not thought about this in awhile, until my 20 year old son was here with a friend and mentioned how he would have to make this Stuffed French Toast for them one of these days. I have seen versions of it made in restaurants but usually steer away from items that I can easily make at home. This is simple to make but tastes great.  You can pretty easily make your own variation of this, but this is how we like it.  You can use any flavor jam in this, but we think homemade freezer jams taste best in this.  Strawberry is our favorite but cherry or blueberry are great too.  Depends on what you have in the house.

3 beaten eggs
3/4 c. milk
1 t. vanilla
10 slices dry white bread
**8 oz. brick cream cheese, softened
**8 oz. jar strawberry freezer jam
powdered sugar

Beat eggs, milk and vanilla in shallow dish.  Set aside. Spread a couple of tablespoons of cream cheese (to taste) on 5 slices of bread.  Spread a couple of Tablespoons of jam (to taste) over cream cheese. Top with remaining 5 slices of bread.  Heat skillet over medium heat til hot. Dip "sandwiches"  in egg mixture. Swirl a pat of butter around in heated pan and fry sandwiches in butter until browned.  Turn over to brown other side.  Serve topped with additional butter and sprinkle powdered sugar over top.

**You may not use all of the cream cheese or jam.  It depends on how much you use according to your own taste.

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