I have been craving French toast, but because I live in a pretty small apartment, frying food makes my entire place smell like oil and whatever it is that I fried, and I hate that smell! So I decided to satisfy my craving for French toast, but instead of frying the toast, I decided to bake them instead. I looked online for recipes, but none explained what I had in mind. So, this is how I made my cheesecake stuffed French toast…
1 Loaf of bread. I bought what was on sale. Go for the thicker slices, like the Texas toast that I used here
1 container of cream cheese (226 grams or 8 oz)
3 cups of milk
3 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of Cinnamon sugar or combine the sugar and cinnamon yourself
1 cup of frozen or fresh fruits (whatever types of fruits you like)
Honey or syrup to taste (optional)
Jam in any flavor you like (optional)
Cooking spray/melted butter or oil
1 Large rectangular baking dish
After doing the 3 sandwiches with cream cheese and jam, I added 1 tbsp of sugar to the cheese mixture and finished the last 3 sandwiches with only the cheese filling. The reason I did not add sugar to the cheese mixture at the beginning is because the jam is sweet enough already and did not need the added sugar.
While the bread is baking, it is time to make the berry topping. I put a pan on medium heat and added about a tablespoon of oil. Once the pan was hot I threw in the berries and about 2 tablespoons of sugar. Then I mixed the sugar and berries until the mixture became thick and glossy and the sugar was fully dissolved.
Yum! Then I removed a sandwich, and I added berries, honey and icing sugar on top.