Cherry “Cheesecake” French Toast Sandwich

Cherry “Cheesecake” French Toast Sandwich

Photo and text by Panos Diotis and Mirella Kaloglou.

Calories (per serving): 
255
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This French toast recipe is one of our top ones. We love having it for breakfast but also sometimes as a quick, easy and delicious dessert :)

French toast, also known as eggy bread, is one of the simplest things you can cook of course;
You just soak some bread slices in beaten eggs and milk and fry it in butter. You can have French toast as a sweet dish, adding sugar, vanilla or cinnamon or a savory one, adding salt or bacon and/or other delicious condiments. For many people (us included), French toast is one of the first things we tried when we were learning how to cook.

 

Cherry “Cheesecake” French Toast Sandwich

 

The advantages of French toast? You can make it very quickly, you need just a few ingredients, it's affordable, and you can also make some use of any stale or leftover bread.
And of course, it’s DELICIOUS!

 

Also, if you 're looking for a wonderful breakfast in bed for you special someone, like in Valentine's day, this is the recipe you can use to surprise him/her with. Even if you don't celebrate Valentine's Day, you can still use this recipe to make something scrumptious for your significant other on a day of your choosing. You can also serve this as a more "festive" breakfast with your family, starting their day with a delicious treat. This breakfast will surely be remembered.

 

When you make French toast, the range of possibilities is endless. In this version, we suggest a stuffed French toast recipe. We mixed cream cheese with a wonderful organic cherry jam, and made French toast sandwiches using milk, vanilla and sugar, dusting them with powdered sugar and cinnamon before serving. 
Of course, you don't need to prepare anything the day before. You just mix the 2-ingredient cheesecake-like stuffing and use it right away! 

 

Cherry “Cheesecake” French Toast Sandwich

 

There are two easy methods to create the French toasts in this recipe: 
The first one is Mirella's favorite: In this version, you fry the soaked bread slices and then you add the stuffing, making the sandwich. This version is a bit crispier.
The second one is Panos' favorite, where you add the stuffing in the bread slices, making the sandwich, and then you dip the whole thing in the milk-egg-vanilla bowl to soak before frying it. This is a less crispy perhaps version, but it’s juicier.
Both versions are completed by dusting some powdered sugar and cinnamon. And both are delicious :)

So let's start making this easy, simple and yet so special breakfast.

 

Ingredients: 

For the filling
- 45g (2 tablespoons+1teaspoon) cream cheese
- 45g (2 tablespoons) cherry jam

For the batter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
- 1 egg
- 20g ( 2 tablespoons) sugar
- 60ml (1/4 cup), milk

 

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Mix the cream cheese and the jam in a medium sized bowl, until smooth (pic.1, pic.2). 

 

Beat the eggs in large bowl (pic.1) and add the milk (pic.2), the sugar (pic.3) and the vanilla (pic.4). Whisk to combine (pic.5).
Add some butter (2-3 tablespoons) on a large skillet/frying pan and put it on medium heat. When it melts, swirl to coat.

 

Method 1 (crispier):

Dip a bread slice in the egg-milk mixture to soak. Make sure every part of the bread is soaked (pic.1).
Put it in the skillet and cook until golden on both sides (2-3 minutes). Flip halfway through (pic.2).
Remove from skillet and put on a plate. Cut in half diagonally to form triangles.
Put some of the filling (about 1 tablespoon, pic.3) on one half and top with the other to form a sandwich.
Dust with some powdered sugar and cinnamon (use a small strainer).

 

Method 2 (juicier):

Cut a bread slice in half (diagonally) to form triangles.
Put some of the filling (about 1 tablespoon, pic.1) on one half and top with the other to form a sandwich.
Dip the sandwich in the egg-milk mixture to soak. Make sure every part of the bread is soaked (pic.2).
Put it in the skillet (pic.3) and cook until golden on both sides (2-3 minutes). Flip halfway through (carefully, use a spatula).
Remove from skillet and put on a plate. 
Dust with some powdered sugar and cinnamon (use a small strainer).

 

Kali oreksi!

 

Tips: 

1. You can use a cookie cutter to cut shapes out of your bread slices for various occasions (Christmas tree sandwiches, heart sandwiches for Valentine’s Day etc.).
2. If the bread slice turns brown very quickly (under 20 seconds), or the butter starts to smoke, it means the heat is still too high. Remove the skillet for a while, lower the heat further and then put it back on.

 

Cherry “Cheesecake” French Toast Sandwich

 

 

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