Maple Bourbon Stuffed French Toast 4.17 Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' The Twist
“You made French toast?” “Well, I had a lot of energy after my run, so-”
For the berry medley:
¼ cup sliced strawberries
¼ cup raspberries
¼ cup blackberries
¼ cup blueberries
2 tbsp granulated sugar
For the French toast filling:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp bourbon*
3 tbsp granulated sugar
For the French toast:
One loaf brioche bread
1 cup milk of choice
1 tsp vanilla
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
¼ cup brown sugar
Maple syrup or whipped cream to serve
In a medium bowl, combine all the berries. Add in the sugar. Stir so that all the berries are covered in sugar, and they are mixed throughout. Set aside to macerate.
In another medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, maple syrup, bourbon, and sugar. *If you are not of drinking age or do not wish to consume alcohol, you can simply leave it out. Mix until fully combined and smooth.
In a shallow dish, add the milk, egg, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until fully combined.
Spread the cream cheese mixture across a slice of brioche bread. Place another slice on top of the filling to create a sandwich.
Place a skillet or an electric griddle over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp of butter and allow to melt.
Dip the brioche sandwich into the milk and egg mixture to fully coat. Flip the sandwich and dip the other side into the mixture and fully coat.
Place the bread into the melted butter. Cook your French toast over medium heat for about 2-4 minutes per side, allowing the bread to become golden brown.
During the last minute on the second side, add about ½ tbsp of butter on top of the already grilled top. Sprinkle on about ½ tbsp of brown sugar. Allow the butter to melt over the top of the French Toast.
Place the French toast on a plate and top with a heap of the berry medley. Serve with maple syrup or whipped cream if you desire.
While this might not be the kind of French toast that Jason made for Lorelai, I think it’s pretty damn good. He claimed to have all this time after his run before Lorelai woke up, but basic French toast doesn’t take that long to make. He also was going to give Lorelai a key to his apartment, so you’d think he’d go all out with his French toast. But no worries for you, I have you covered with this fancy French toast.
When I was trying to decide what kind of French toast I wanted, I took the recommendation of my official taste tester, my sister, who requested maple and bourbon. So, I have her to thank for this delicious masterpiece. I also love fresh berries, so the topping was an obvious choice for me.
Happy cooking from the Hollow
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