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Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast

Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast: Thick sliced bread stuffed with a luscious strawberry cream cheese filling. Discover an easy recipe for homemade strawberry cream cheese French toast, perfect for breakfast or brunch. Indulge in this delicious, family-friendly dish that's sure to impress!


A delightful twist on a classic breakfast dish, this strawberry-stuffed French toast is perfect for a special breakfast or brunch. Thick slices of bread are layered with a delicious strawberry cream cheese filling, dipped in a rich custard, and fried in butter.


Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast
Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast

Discover an easy recipe for homemade strawberry cream cheese French toast, perfect for breakfast or brunch. Indulge in this delicious, family-friendly dish that's sure to impress!


If you're searching for a delightful breakfast treat that combines the sweet and tangy flavors of strawberries with the creamy richness of cream cheese, look no further. This homemade strawberry French toast recipe is not only easy to make but also absolutely delicious. Let's dive into this simple yet indulgent recipe for Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast.


Stuffed French toast
Top with powdered sugar or maple syrup

Recently, I hosted a brunch and wanted homemade breakfast ideas with a beautiful presentation and delicious taste. This easy strawberry cream cheese French toast was the perfect solution, offering a delightful twist on classic French toast. Making this strawberry cream cheese stuffed French toast doesn't take much extra time. The only additional step is preparing the strawberry cream cheese filling, which consists of one brick of softened cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of sugar or honey, and 3/4 cup of diced strawberries.


Why is my French toast soggy? This is a common question, here are some great tips to avoid soggy French toast.


  1. Bread Type: Using the wrong type of bread can lead to soggy French toast. Ideally, use thicker slices of bread. Breads like brioche, challah, or Texas toast work well. Or use stale bread, fresh bread can be too moist and absorb too much liquid.

  2. Soaking Time: If you soak the bread in the custard mixture for too long, it can absorb too much liquid and become soggy. Dip the bread just long enough to coat it thoroughly but not so long that it becomes saturated.

  3. Custard Ratio: The ratio of eggs to milk in the custard mixture is crucial. Too much milk can make the mixture too watery. A good ratio is about 1/4 cup of milk for each egg.

  4. Cooking Temperature: Cooking French toast at too low a temperature can cause it to cook slowly allowing the bread to become soggy. Cook at medium-high heat to ensure a crispy outside and a well-cooked inside.


To make this delicious strawberry-filled cream cheese french toast, you will need the following ingredients:


- 8 -10 slices of thick-cut bread (Texas toast and challah bread best)


For the custard

- 4 large eggs

- 1 cup of milk

- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

- 1/4 teaspoon of salt


For the filling

- 2 tablespoons of sugar or honey

- 8 oz of cream cheese, softened

- 3/4 cup of fresh strawberries, diced



Instructions

Preparing the Filling


1. Mix the Cream Cheese and Strawberries: In a bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, sugar, or honey with the sliced strawberries. Mix until well blended.


Strawberry cream cheese filling
Strawberry cream cheese filling


Making the French Toast


2. Prepare the Egg Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and salt until well combined.



Custard mixture

3. Assemble the Sandwiches: Spread the strawberry cream cheese mixture generously on a slice of bread and top with another slice of bread.



4. Dip the Sandwiches: Heat a large skillet or griddle over medium heat and add a tablespoon of butter. Dip each sandwich into the egg mixture, ensuring both sides are well coated but not saturated.


5. Cook the French Toast: Place the dipped sandwiches onto the skillet. Cook each side for about 3-4 minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Add more butter as needed for the remaining sandwiches.


6. Serve Immediately: Once cooked, remove the French toast from the skillet and place on a serving plate. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup on the side.



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This easy homemade French toast recipe with strawberry cream cheese is a delightful way to start your day. Whether you’re hosting a brunch or just craving something special for breakfast, this dish is sure to satisfy. Enjoy the blend of flavors and the joy of making a delicious meal from scratch!


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