HAZELNUT STUFFED FRENCH TOAST
This recipe also works well with croissants
12 slices of Hazelnut Bread for serves 12 ½ slices.
¾ cup half and half
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp. amaretto
1 tsp hazelnut liquor
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese softened. Whip together.
1 cup fresh berries (blueberries)
½ cup fresh strawberries or Berry compote
>Spread 6 slices of bread with cream cheese and jam. Top with remaining slices
>In a blender, mix together remaining ingredients and pour into pie plate.
>Soak sandwiches in batter on both side until well saturated
>Grill on griddle (spray w/non stick spray) until browned and puffy on each side
>Serve with berries and a dollop of yogurt and sprinkle with Toasted chopped hazelnuts
Blueberry compote: 2 cups water bring to boil,
add 2 cups frozen blueberries
¾ cup sugar, simmer for ½ hour
Mix 2-3 Tbs cornstarch with ¼ cup cold water w/wisk add to blueberry stir gently till thickened; pour on top of sliced French toast.