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La Belle Cuisine
Stuffed French Toast
Thanks to Peggy, a fellow "Recitopian"
, for this recipe! She wrote:
has always had certain holiday traditions and breakfast on
Christmas morning was one of
them. One by one, we would wake up,
come downstairs and when everyone had gathered, we
would open gifts
and wait for breakfast to be
ready for serving.
The family favorite is
Baked Stuffed French Toast filled with orange
cheese and served with orange butter
and maple syrup. This is put
on Christmas Eve and then popped into the oven
When it is accompanied by either bacon, sausage or whatever
you prefer and served with a half a grapefruit that has
been drizzled with
Marnier, you have a wonderful, very
20 - 24 slices of bread (any variety crust removed -
Italian or French bread and I have
4 cups half and half
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup sugar
16 oz. cream cheese - mascarpone or even
ricotta may be used
of the cream
cheese (I've made it with all three)
1 small can of mandarin oranges, drained
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
Spray a 3-quart baking dish with non-stick pan coating. Arrange
the bread in pan so that the entire bottom is covered.
In a separate bowl mix the eggs, half
and half, vanilla and sugar.
half of this liquid over bread.
In a separate bowl
combine filling ingredients together until creamy.
Spoon over bread and cover with
the remaining bread. Pour rest of
mixture over the top. Sprinkle top with dash of nutmeg.
stand in refrigerator overnight. Bake in a preheated 350-
degree F. oven
60 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting
into 12 rectangles
to serve. Serve with
orange butter and
1/2 cup melted butter
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2/3 cup granulated white sugar
Zest of one (1) orange
2 cups orange juice
Melt the butter with the cornstarch one minute then cool.
orange juice and add butter-cornstarch mixture, stirring
thickened. Add the sugar
and bring to a boil. Simmer for
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