Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chocolate and Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

I know it's been a long time since we posted anything on here, but I tried a new recipe the other day and had to share it.

I didn't exactly follow the recipe, but the recipe I got my inspiration from was THIS recipe by Ellie Krieger at Food Network.com. Here is a copy of her recipe.

* 3 eggs
* 1 1/4 cups nonfat milk
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
* 8 slices of whole-wheat sandwich bread, crusts removed
* 1 (8-ounce) container strawberries, hulled and sliced
* 4 teaspoons bittersweet chocolate chips
* Cooking spray
* 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar


1. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla. Set aside.

2. Place 1 tablespoon of ricotta in the center of 4 of the pieces of bread and spread around slightly. Top with about 6 slices of strawberries and a teaspoon of chocolate chips. Cover each with another piece of bread to make a "sandwich".

3. Spray a large nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and preheat. Carefully dip each of the "sandwiches" into the egg mixture until completely moistened. Then place on the skillet and cook over a medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side, until the outside is golden brown and the center is warm and chocolate is melted.

4. Transfer to serving places. Top with remaining strawberries and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.


This is what I did differently:
* instead of chocolate chips I spread Nutella on one slice of bread.
* instead of ricotta cheese I spread strawberry cream cheese spread on the other slice of bread.
* I didn't remove the crusts from the bread, and cut the slices of bread in half. (I figured that would be easier for the kids)

It was pretty dang yummy! It was a little bit too wet inside, but that may have been from an overzealous application of cream cheese and Nutella. I mean, Nutella, come on! Gotta spread it on generously! ;)

1 comment:

stewbert said...

Oh yum ... That is definitely going on my "must eat after baby is born" list. :)