A delicious French toast recipe, with the perfect hint of Cream Cheese savory-ness, oozing with the berry-sweetness of National Strawberry Jam!
Milk 1/2 cup
Granulated Sugar 1/2 tsp
Cream Cheese 8 ounces
French Bread 1 large into 6 pieces
National Strawberry Jam 4 tbsp
Red Food Color 2-3 drops
Fresh Strawberries – Sliced 1 cup
Butter for cooking
Maple Syrup to serve
Strawberry Syrup for serving
For Strawberry Syrup:
Sliced Strawberries 3 cups
Granulated Sugar 1 cup
Lemon – Zest and Juiced 1
Preparation of Toasts:
In a small bowl, whisk together 2 eggs, 3 tbsp milk, and 1 tbsp granulated sugar.
Dip the French bread slices in it one by one and keep soaking them for twenty seconds each.
Cook these slices on slow heat with butter and just two drops of oil for each slice until golden brown from each side.
Preparation of Strawberry Syrup:
In a medium saucepan, combine 3 cups of sliced strawberries, 1 cup of granulated sugar, 1 tsp zest and 2 tbsp lemon juice. Lower the heat and simmer until the strawberries are soft and the syrup is thickened and reduced by 1/3 to 1/2 in volume, 15 to 18 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let cool to room temperature before serving.
To serve the toast, spread 1 tbsp National Strawberry Jam, 1 tbsp Cream Cheese and 1 tbsp Strawberry Syrup. Sandwich between another French toast, garnish with leftover strawberries on top.