Monday, February 28, 2011

Stuffed French Toast!

As if lemon curd wasn't good enough on it's own, try stuffing it inside two pieces of French toast and then topping it with blueberry sauce!  And just to try something different, put it in the panini maker.

 On the first try, I had to learn, DO NOT PRESS DOWN! That was some mess. It still tasted great!



 Got the hang of it on the second try, they were really good. Even squished. Loved the French Toast panini, will definitely use the panini maker, even for plain French Toast! Just cut the bread slices thick, and don't press down too hard.





French Toast Stuffed with Lemon Cream
Source: Bed and Breakfast Foodie Blog, original recipe from The White Oak Inn
adapted by There's Always Thyme to Cook
Printable Recipe

1 loaf of Brioche or Challah Bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup of lemon curd (click here for an easy recipe)
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
8 eggs
1 can evaporated milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup of frozen blueberries
1/4 cup sugar or less if you like
1/2 cup water
small squeeze of fresh lemon
1 tablespoon butter for pan, more or less

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Place a baking sheet in oven.

Mix together the cream cheese, lemon curd and powdered sugar. Divide this between half of the slices of bread and spread to almost the edge of the bread, leaving about 1/4-inch. Top with the remaining slices of bread. Beat the eggs with evaporated milk, sugar and almond extract. Dip each sandwich in the egg mixture to coat both sides.

Working in batches, coat the bottom of a skillet or griddle with some butter and heat over medium-high heat. Cook until golden brown. Then turn the French toast over and cook until golden brown on that side. Add butter as necessary to the griddle. You can also use a panini maker, but don't press down hard or the lemon cream will squish out, just close the top enough so both sides cook! Transfer French toast to baking sheet in a low oven to keep warm. Serve with warm blueberry sauce.

To make the sauce, combine berries, lemon, sugar and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to simmer and cook over low heat for about ten minutes or more to thicken. To get the sauce a little thicker, you can add a little cornstarch dissolved with water, and mixed into the sauce, bring back to the boil. Serve over French Toast.



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30 comments:

  1. May I come over for breakfast?! I love french toast but I've never eaten it stuffed with anything before. Lemon and blueberry is such a great combo and this looks sooo good. What a great idea to make it with a panini maker!

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  2. OMG! That looks so good...even the squashed one! Lots of nice flavors going on, lemon, almond and blueberry...can't go wrong with those.

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  3. Yummy. Thank you fo sharing.
    Happy new week.

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  4. These look completely over the top - so of course I have to try them!

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  5. What great flavor combination's. Lemon, blueberries and bread so yummy!!

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  6. I'm dreaming of... Stuffed French Toast! It looks so GOOD!

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  7. oh my goodness - I have never seen anything like it - but it looks delicious! thanks for sharing! I might have to try it!
    And thankyou for coming to my blog and for your comments. Have a lovely week.

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  8. Uh, you have me sold! This sounds awesome! Thanks!

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  9. Holy cow! That looks good. :)

    Cheers.
    Velva

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  10. That's what I love about a loaded toast. The fact that it spills all over. I eat everything in the toast and out of it! This one looks absolutely delicious!

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  11. Carol, I don't know how you sleep at night after what you did to that poor French toast! Le Révolucion!

    Still, I would've loved being your accomplice during clean-up.

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  12. Drroooooool! This looks AMAZINGGG!!! Bookmarked!

    Great blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xx
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  13. LOL - good thing those are easy to clean up!! Does sound good and the final product looks yummy.

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  14. I'm Renee and a new follower of your blog! Just thought I'd say hello!

    anyhoot, i love what you've got going here, very cute!

    Feel free to take a look at mine [you know, just so you know who's reading yours :)]

    http://babygeisler.blogspot.com/

    Renee xo

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  15. oooooooooooh!! yumm, you are making me hungry, !!! looks delicious!!

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  16. This really looks good. I'm anxious to give it a try. You can put me on that list of loving lemons as well. Come join me for What's On the Menu Wednesday whenever you can:) Have a great week.

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  17. Hi Carol,
    Your stuffed french toast looks delicious. I am going to try your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing and you have a great day!

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  18. LEMON CURD?! With French toast? Oh, you are my hero.

    I've never thought to use a grill/panini maker for French toast--that's a really good idea.

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  19. What a fabulous weekend breakfast! My husband would love these.

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  20. I love the first photo! We all have days like that...
    Seriously, these look delicious, and I'm inspired to pull out my panini maker.

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  21. Yum! I love the droopy filling oozing out! that;s part of the fun of eating this!

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  22. LOL on 'don't press down hard'! What a delicious way to use lemon curd. Wish I had a panini maker now!

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  23. Thanks for sharing this.....delicious!!!!

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  24. Yum! I want this for breakfast this weekend!

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  25. Oh yum! Another reason that I need a panani press.

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/05/05/homemade-coffee-creamer/

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  26. Hi Carol, what a wonderful stuffed french toast recipe! Perfect for mother's day too! Now following or already have been following; either one! Hope you can stop by sometime when you're back online! have a lovely day and thanks for this recipe!

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  27. This French toast looks so good. Lemon curd is a family favorite and topping it all off with blueberry goodness....you have created a masterpiece! - Cares

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  28. Fantastic - I'll be saving this one up for a special treat. Normally just a toast and jam/marmalade girl for breakfast! Thanks for linking this in. cheers

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