Strawberry-Stuffed French Toast:
1 loaf of French bread
3/4 c. milk
4 tsp. cinnamon
(Filling ingredients to follow)
1 c. or so sliced strawberries
1-2 tsp. sugar (just sprinkle it over the top):
Set that aside. Now you need... Filling ingredients:
4 oz. cream cheese (I used Tofutti, since that's what we had!)
3 Tbsp. jam (Bonne Maman is my favorite)- you can use whatever flavor you have; if I'd had strawberry/apricot I would have used that, but cherry what I used and it was lovely.
Mix them together in (yet another bowl):
Take your french bread (preferably day-old) and slice it into thick slices. THICK ones! Thick enough to be able to slice another slice in the middle to form a pocket. Observe:
Then, in a shallow pan, whip together the egg, milk, and cinnamon. Take a piece of bread, fill it with about 2 spoons of filling and 2 spoons of strawberries. Cram it in there! Then lay it in the mixture for a minute or so, flip it, and do the other side.
In a hot pan, melt a small amount of butter- like a teaspoon or so. (maybe a little more for the first one.)
Let it get nice and hot, and put in your first toast. Cook it for a few minutes, and make sure you smush it down so that all the eggy mixture gets cooked. (and that nice evenly browned color)