Ultimate French Toast With Fresh Strawberry Topping
- Servings: 12 to 14 slices
|16 oz||Frozen Sliced Strawberries, thawed|
|2– 3 cups sliced||Fresh Strawberries|
|½ tsp||Lemon Juice|
|1||Loaf French Bread|
|8 oz||Cream Cheese, softened|
|1 tsp||Almond Extract|
|8||Large or 9 Medium Eggs|
|2 cups||Heavy Whipping Cream|
Prepare strawberry sauce first: In saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch; add frozen strawberries and water; bring to a boil. Cook on low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and bubbles. Remove from heat and stir in fresh strawberries & lemon juice. Remove from heat and set aside.
Discard ends of bread and slice remaining loaf into 1-inch slices. Cut a pocket from the top about halfway down into each slice. In a small bowl combine almond extract with cream cheese; stuff a spoonful of this into each pocket. Whisk together eggs, cream, milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Soak bread slices on both sides in egg mixture. Brown in skillet with melted butter. Place on serving plates and top with strawberry sauce.
The loaf of bread can vary in size so you may need to divide up the cream cheese mixture according to how many slices you will get. This is very rich but tastes so wonderful.