okay, and admit it. you thought i would forget to do this today, didn't you?
i'm still before midnight. so this definitely counts.
So anyways, this blueberry cream cheese stuffed french toast! (i'm working on a better name for it) Regardless of the name, this is THE yummiest french toast EVER. Yes. Ever. Thank you pioneer woman or in this case, her community of food-makers at the tasty kitchen. I'm a huge fan.
Stuffed French Toast Goodness
your eggy mix
*1/3 cup of heavy cream or 1/2 n 1/2
* 1 tsp. of orange zest (we were out of fruit this particular morning. except for lemons. so thats what i used)
*1/4 cup of orange juice
* 1/2 tsp of vanilla
*1/4 tsp of nutmeg
* 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
* 2 tbs of sugar
* 1/4 tbs of salt
frech toast stuffing
* 4 ounces of cream cheese
* 1/4 cup (or more!) of blueberries (those AREN'T blueberries in my picture. even though i'm calling them blueberry stuffed french toast. i told you i was out of fruit. we had frozen strawberries. improvisation is key with this recipe ;)
* 8 slices of bread
*2 tbs of butter
lightly whisk eggs, cream, your choice of zest, juice, vanilla, nutmeg...okay, basically - your entire egg mixture together in a shallow baking dish (for dipping your toast)
in a seperate bowl, mix together cream cheese and berry of your choice
make four sandwiches with your yummy mix
dip each of the sandwiches in the egg mixture. be sure to flip them. and cover all sides completely. let them set on a plate and soak in their yummy goodness while you prepare a skillet.
heat your skillet over medium-low. this is where you're going to use your butter - or pam. i'd say use about 1/2 a tbs of butter per sandwich, if you decide to go that direction ;)
cook 3-5 minutes on each side. you do NOT want cold cream cheese in the middle. eeeewwwwww.
and shaaaazam! you have delicious stuffed french toast that is better than any waiter at ihop could ever do for you. and you don't have to tip, either. well, your husband might want to in kisses. thats okay.
alrighty. off to bed. or...to read the ninth installment of 'a series of unfortunate events' tehehe.