Cheese stuffed french toast recipe
Cheese-Stuffed French Toast recipeThis article was published by: Matthew
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- 12 one-ounce diagonally cut slices French Bread
- 1/8 cup sifted powder sugar
- One 8-ounce light Philadelphiacream cheese
- 2-1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk
- 1/3 cup of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 egg whites
- 2 eggs
- Vegetable cooking spray (Pam)
- Strawberry sauce
- Candied Lemon Rind
- Strawberry Sauce Ingredients
- 4 cups sliced strawberries
- 1/3 cup honey
- 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Candied Lemon Rind
- 1 Large Lemon
- 1/4 cup sugar, divided
- 1 Tablespoon water
Cut a horizontal slit through bottom crust of each slice of bread to form pocket. Combine powdered sugar and cream cheese; stir well. Spread mixture evenly into pockets of bread. Place six slices in each of two shallow baking dishes; set aside.
Combine sugar, milk, vanilla extract, egg whites, and eggs in a bowl; beat well with wire whisk. Pour milk mixture over bread slices. Cover and chill 1 hour or until liquid is absorbed (overnight). Coat a large non-stick skillet with cooking spray, place over medium heat until hot. Arrange half bread slices in skillet cook 3 minutes. Turn bread over cook 3 minutes or until browned; remove from skillet repeat with remaining bread slices. Serve with strawberry sauce and garnish with lemon rind.
Strawberry Sauce: Combine all ingredients in bowl. Cover and let stand one hour.
Candied Lemon Rind Remove rind with peeler and cut in 1/8 inch thick strips, set aside. Combine 2 Tablespoons sugar and water in 2-cup glass measure. Microwave at high 1 minute; stir in rind strips. Microwave on high 2 minutes, stir every thirty seconds. Add remaining 2 Tablespoons of sugar and toss well. Spread rind in a single layer on waxed paper; let stand at room temperature until dry. Store in airtight container.
*Suggestion:Make a large batch of the rind (orange and lemon) and have on hand for garnish for other dishes.
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