Waking up to a weekend breakfast sizzling on the stove is my ultimate favorite thing to wake up to. I'm not a morning person but when I smell the bacon in the morning it's almost like I don't need coffee (almost). When I have time to make breakfast I usually just stick to the bacon and eggs but every now and then I stray from the usual and go towards a sweet direction. French toast, but not just any plain 'ol french toast, this time I changed it up and added a little cream cheese for that tangy creaminess.
Makes 4 x-large toasts
1 loaf of day-old Challah bread
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp. of cinnamon
1/4 tsp. of nutmeg
2 Tbs. of sugar
2 cups of milk
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
First slice the loaf to about 1/2 of an inch thick. Spread the cream cheese on one side of a slice and sandwich it with another slice. Basically, we aren't stuffing anything and really just making cream cheese sandwiches.
Combine the eggs, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, milk and vanilla extract and whisk thoroughly incorporating the egg with the milk.
Soak each sandwich in the egg mixture. Make sure to soak both sides. I like to leave them in the mix while I melt butter in the pan under medium heat. After the butter is melted place the sandwich in the pan and cook until it is golden brown on both sides and the cream cheese has warmed through, about 4 minutes on each side.
Plate your yummy goodness and sprinkle with powdered sugar, dollop with more butter, and drizzle with maple syrup....mmm. It's crispy and buttery on the outside and gooey and creamy on the inside. Perfection can't be any more simple than this. These cream cheese stuffed French toast will definitely make a wonderful start to any weekend. Enjoy!