STUFFED FRENCH TOAST W/ RASPBERRIES



    ONE LOAF UNSLICED BREAD, POTATO OR KALLAH BREAD

    3 WHOLE EGGS, THREE ADDITIONAL YOLKS

    2 TBS VANILLA EXTRACT

    ½ CUP SUGAR

    2 TEASPOONS GROUND CINNAMON

ONE CONTAINER WHIPPED CREAM CHEESE, OR RICOTTA

    TWO PINTS FRESH RASPBERRIES

    ¼ CUP SUGAR

    PAM BUTTER COOKING SPRAY

    Pigtale Twist Three Berry Vinaigrette

    POWDERED SUGAR

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    - PREHEAT OVEN TO 425

- SLICE BREAD 1 TO 1-1/2 INCHES THICK (SHOULD GET 8-10 SLICES)   

- PLACE CREAM CHEESE IN A BOWL BEAT IN ¼ CUP SUGAR TIL MIXED.  (DO NOT OVER MIX)

- IN ANOTHER BOWL COMBINE WHOLE EGGS & YOLKS WITH VANILLA & ½ CUP

  SUGAR, 2 TEASPOONS GROUND CINNAMON

- SPREAD CREAM CHEESE EVENLY OVER EACH SLICE OF BREAD

- PLACE FRESH RASPBERRIES IN FOUR ROWS OF 4 ON HALF THE SLICES OF BREAD

                (APPROX. 16 PER SLICE)

- PLACE THE SLICES OF BREAD WITHOUT RASPBERRIES ON TOP OF THE ONES

                WITH RASPBERRIES & PRESS GENTLY

- SPRAY A LARGE COOKIE SHEET GENEROUSLY WITH PAM

- DIP EACH SANDWICH WELL BUT QUICKLY IN THE EGG MIXTURE

- LAY EACH SANDWICH ON THE SPRAYED COOKIE SHEET


*** BAKING METHOD - BAKE ON THE FIRST SIDE FOR 10 MINUTES, SPRAY TOPS WITH MORE PAM & FLIP.

BAKE ON THE SECOND SIDE FOR 5-7 MINUTES (WATCH CAREFULLY, ONCE THEY BEGIN TO BROWN THEY TOAST VERY QUICKLY)


*** FRYING METHOD – HEAT A LARGE SKILLET WITH VEGETABLE OIL TILL HOT. TOAST EACH SANDWICH MINDING CAREFULLY NOT TO BURN. FLIP ONCE AND KEEP WARM IN A 300 OVEN WHILE YOU REPEAT WITH REMAINING FRENCH TOAST SANDWICHES. (I PREFER THIS WAY BUT OF COURSE IT ADDS A COUPLE CALORIES ;-)


REMOVE FROM OVEN SLICE IN HALVES OR QUARTERS, ARRANGE ON PLATES, SPRINKLE WITH POWDERED SUGAR, EXTRA RASPBERRIES, TOASTED WALNUTS

OR PECANS. SERVE WITH THREE BERRY VINAIGRETTE. SERVE ASAP.


DO NOT LIMIT YOURSELF. YOU MAY SUBSTITUTE WITH BLUEBERRIES,

STRAWBERRIES, PEACHES, WHATEVER YOU LIKE. TOP WITH NUTS, A 2ND

FRUIT, FLAVORED SYRUPS, FRESH WHIPPED CREAM WITH GRAND MANIER,

OR AMARETTO, OR USE YOUR FAVORITE BREAD (RAISIN OR HAWAIIAN).