CREAM CHEESE STUFFED FRENCH TOAST

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What’s better than breakfast or lunch? Brunch of path! i like to host brunch because it’s a a laugh departure from the same old meals of the day. I frequently do a brunch for mother’s Day and i even served brunch when my daughter grew to become 2 ultimate summer season. one of the remarkable things about planning a brunch menu is that you may encompass both candy and savory fare. This cream cheese stuffed french toast is most clearly on the sweet aspect and is an clean, yet decadent addition to the meal.

This recipe starts with a primary french toast – I used brioche but challah or some other egg bread would additionally be remarkable. The french toast receives cooked to golden brown perfection on a griddle. I cut slices of french toast diagonally across the center as visible right here due to the fact I assume it makes for a much prettier presentation. A cream cheese filling gets layered among the french toast slices along with fresh raspberries and Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Almonds. The honey roasted almonds truly make this dish unique, they add so much flavor and texture.

INGREDIENTS
For the french toast:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 slices of brioche bread (can substitute challah or a different type of egg bread)
  • 2 tablespoons butter

For the filling:

  • 8 ounces of cream cheese , softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Almonds

For serving:

  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped Blue Diamond Honey Roasted Almonds
  • maple syrup
  • Optional garnish: mint sprigs


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Preheat a griddle to medium.
  3. soften 1 tablespoon of the butter at the griddle.
  4. Soak four slices of bread inside the batter and region on the griddle. cook for 3-four minutes on every side or until cooked via.
  5. Wipe the griddle easy with a paper towel and repeat the manner with the final tablespoon of butter and four slices of bread.
  6. while the french toast is cooking, make the cream cheese filling.
  7. region the cream cheese in a bowl and beat with a mixer until light and fluffy. upload the powdered sugar and beat till blended.
  8. cut the slices of french toast in half of diagonally.
  9. On 4 plates vicinity 1 slice of french toast. top each slice of toast with about 1-2 tablespoons of the cream cheese filling, then pinnacle with 2 tablespoons of raspberries and 1 tablespoon of almonds.
  10. location the second one piece of french toast on pinnacle of every stack. Repeat with final french toast.
  11. Garnish each stack with approximately 1 tablespoon of chopped almonds, 2 tablespoons of raspberries and ultimate cream cheese filling. top with mint sprigs if the usage of. Serve with maple syrup.