Cacow Belle Stuffed French Toast

Recipe Cacow Belle Stuffed French Toast


If your sweetie is looking for a culinary delight this Valentine’s day, our latest recipe is a dreamy stuffed French toast that will do the trick! Our newest cheese is a luscious combination of buttery cheddar with hints of cocoa and cinnamon courtesy of Lillie Belle Chocolate and a finishing note of heat. The complex flavors layer with the cheese and add depth and richness to this brunch-time superstar.

 

Ingredients


One large loaf of Challah or Brioche

4 oz. cream cheese

8 tsp. raspberry preserves (seedless)

6 oz. Cacow Belle, shredded

4 eggs

1/3 c. cream or half and half

1 ½ tsp. vanilla

1 tbsp sugar

pinch salt

3 tbsp. butter

powdered sugar & fresh raspberries (for garnish)

Preparation


Slice Challah or Brioche into 16 slices, about ¾” wide.
Spread a thin layer of cream cheese onto each slice of bread.
Spread a 1 tsp. of raspberry preserves on top of 8 slices of bread.
Pile ¼ - 1/3 c. of shredded Cacow Belle on top of jam and top with remaining slices of bread, cream cheese side down.

In a large, shallow bowl, combine eggs, cream, vanilla, sugar and salt and whisk well until combined.
Melt 1 tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Dip one sandwich into custard mixture for 3 seconds and carefully flip over to coat both sides. Gently place sandwich into warm skillet and cook for 3 minutes until golden brown. Do not crowd skillet. Flip sandwich and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until custard is set and cheese is melted.

Place cooked sandwiches in a warm oven until all sandwiches are cooked. Add 2 tsp. of butter to skillet between batches of sandwiches. Just prior to serving, top with powdered sugar and fresh raspberries.

*To maximize custard retention, slice bread up to 8 hours before preparing recipe and allow slices to sit out, exposed to air to dry out somewhat.