This is not your ordinary French Toast recipe. It is stuffed with cream cheese and jam, dipped in a maple syrup custard and baked to a golden brown in the oven.
Who says a luxurious breakfast has to be a lot of work? If you can make a quick sandwich, you can make this dish, and your family or guests will be no less than impressed. This recipe is from King Arthur Flour located which is located in Norwich, VT. They are America’s old flour company and were founded in 1790.
Stuffed French Toast
- 5 large eggs
- 1 cup half & half
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 8 slices sturdy bread, or our Rum-Raisin Bread
- 1/2 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup jam, preserves or marmalade of your choice
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously butter a parchment-lined 9″ x 13″ pan.
- To make the custard: Whisk together all the ingredients in an 8″ round pan.
- To make the sandwiches: Spread 2 tablespoons of cream cheese on one slice of bread; spread 2 tablespoons jam over the cream cheese. Top with another slice of bread, press to seal, and put the sandwich into the egg mixture. Let soak for at least 1 minute before flipping it over. Drain well, then transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
- Repeat with the remaining sandwiches (it’s efficient to have one sandwich soaking while you assemble the next one) until all are made.
- Bake for 25 minutes; remove from the oven, butter the tops of the sandwiches, and flip them over. Return to the oven for 20 minutes more.
- To serve: Cut the sandwiches in quarters, transfer to a warm serving dish, and serve with warm syrup or fruit sauce.
Tips from our bakers
- Feel free to make up the recipe a day ahead, and instead of baking, simply cover and refrigerate it overnight. In the morning, take it out, uncover, and put on the counter as the oven preheats. It may need another 5 minutes’ baking time, but it will make your morning much more relaxed.
What a better way to start your weekend off then a nice plate of French Toast with Vermont Maple Syrup for breakfast.
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