Stuffed french toast


1 lb ricotta
2 egg yolks, beaten
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp lemon rind, grated
2 tsp lemon juice
2 eggs, beaten

1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup whole milk
8 slices french bread
1 tbsp butter
1 cup whipped cream
2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced

Hot maple syrup

How to prepare

Combine the ricotta, the egg yolks, the first measure of vanilla, the maple syrup, the lemon rind and the lemon juice. Set aside. Beat the whole eggs with the cinnamon and the second measure of vanilla in a shallow dish. Add the milk to the dish. Beat again. Preheat a med size (10″) skillet over med heat. Put the bread into the egg batter 2 slices at a time. Allow the bread to soak for a while. Turn over. Add 1/2 tbsp of butter to the skillet for frying each 2 slices of bread. Add the soaked bread. Cook until the bread is crisp and browned on one side. Flip the bread slices over. Spread 1/2 cup of the ricotta mixture over one of the slices. Continue cooking the bread until it is crispy and browned. Set the slice of bread without the ricotta over the slice of bread with the ricotta. Transfer the sandwich to a plate. Top with whipped cream, sliced strawberries and hot maple syrup.

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