Friday, February 11, 2011

stuffed french toast

cream cheese stuffed french toast

16 slices bread with crust
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 dozen eggs*
2 cups milk
1/3 cup pure maple syrup*
powdered sugar

Cut bread into cubes and place half of mixture in 9 x 14 inch casserole dish.  Cube cream cheese and put on top of bread, add remaining bread. 

Whip eggs, milk and syrup together; pour over entire area.  Cover with plastic and let sit overnight in refrigerator.  Remove plastic for baking.  Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving.  Add additional syrup if desired.  Dust with powered sugar.

*As an aside, I used 7 white eggs and 6 brown eggs ~ my baker's dozen is always 13; it goes back to boiling eggs during Easter ~ an egg for Jesus. 

*Pure maple syrup is divine and very healthy ~ worth the extra pennies.

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It is not something we see, like a rainbow,
or feel, like the heat of fire.
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