Monday, January 19, 2009

TEMPT MY TUMMY TUESDAY


My cyber-friend, Lisa and her sister Lana, co-host this blog carnival where a lot of people get together and post recipes, kitchen tips and other kitchen-related things. It is a lot of fun...pop on over and join us.

For this installment of Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, I made Stuffed French Toast.

It was really good...though there are a few changes I would make...SO, I will post the recipe of what I will do next time.

STUFFED FRENCH TOAST

ingredients:

French bread
small cream cheese (softened)
apricot preserves (or any other flavor)
nonstick cooking spray
1 - 1/2 cups milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 egg yolks
3 tbsp. brown sugar

In bowl, stir together cream cheese and apricot preserves. It doesn't have to be fully incorporated. Just be sure you get bits of both in each piece of toast.

Slice your French bread in thick slices. It needs to be thick enough to split in the center and stuff with the cream cheese apricot mixture. Stuff the bread.

Whisk together the milk, cinnamon, egg yolks and brown sugar. (If you use entire eggs, the toast will be a bit too moist and will tasty "egg-y.")

Put the toast in the egg mixture...only about 10-20 seconds per side.

Place toast in a HEATED griddle or skillet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Leave on one side until golden. Turn over and brown on other side. Serve with syrup.


In this picture, you can see that my bread is sliced and split and ready to stuff with my cream cheese and apricot preserves. I would use a "tighter" baguette. There was too much bread in the center...if that makes sense. I think a denser loaf would have worked better. (some of the bread was not sliced as thick as my kids wouldn't have eaten the "fancy" bread...so I did also make plain French toast.)

~~SIZZLE~~


Time to eat. I didn't have the syrup on this yet. I was really eager to tear into one for the filling. YUM!



Hope you like it :)

10 comments:

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I've never had french toast like this before. Sounds good!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Oh how yummy. It would be like being at iHOP!

Brenda said...

Wow! that looks pretty amazing!

Lisa said...

I made a similar recipe years back and I thought it was yummy. Thanks for the reminder. I shall try your version next.

The Southern Housewife said...

Are you kidding me with that?!?!?! Don't you know I'm on a diet?!?!?! Ack....if I fly you over here, will you make these for me?! :)

Sherry said...

Yum! this sounds delish! I had planned on making regular french toast tomorrow with dinner, but this sounds a lot better. :D

A happy heart at home said...

Mmm, sounds good!

~Susan

Wifey Dessert said...

that looks so yummy!! definately going to try this one.. and your pics are great!! i have trouble taking pics of my food lol..

tollesons4him said...

Ok, when are you going to fix me some of this? I have something for you and I need to get it to you! I guess I can meet you in the shcool tomorrow. Email me......

Alicia said...

MMMMM.....I dont know if you have this restaurant near you or not but "Mimi's Cafe" has a very similiar french toast and oh my it is sooooo good! THanks for this recipe!!