Bellaire Bed & Breakfast
Raspberry Almond Stuffed French Toast: Breakfast-Brunch
Prep time:30 minutes
8 ounce package cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
12 slices day-old brioche, challah, or other egg bread (about one pound loaf)
1 cup fresh raspberries
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup half & half, light cream, or milk
3 tablespoons sugar
Pure maple syrup or maple flavored syrup
In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar and almond extract.
Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over one side of each slice of bread. Top half of the slices with raspberries. Top with remaining bread slices, cream cheese side down to create "sandwiches."
Combine beaten eggs, half-and-half, sugar, vanilla and salt in a shallow bowl.
Dip each sandwich in egg mixture, turning carefully to coat both sides. Place sandwiches on a greased 15 x 10 x 1 - inch baking pan.
Bake in 425° F oven 15 minutes or until golden brown, turning once after approximately 8 minutes. Garnish with fresh fruit and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with warm maple syrup, if desired.