Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Cherry or Blueberry Stuffed French Toast

While on our vacation to Door County, Wisconsin, we breakfasted at the White Gull Inn.  A couple of years ago, Good Morning America had a contest for "The Best Breakfast in America!"  They narrowed it to four finalists and traveled to those locations and tasted the food and filmed the preparation, etc.  The White Gull Inn was one of the finalists.  Then, after the four shows aired, America voted and the Cherry Stuffed French Toast at the White Gull Inn won as "The Best Breakfast in America."  Since we were staying just a couple of miles from the White Gull Inn, we had to try it.  And it was delicious!
After we got home, I found the recipe online and created my own version.  I first made egg bread.  You need Texas Toast or Egg Bread, unsliced.  That was not available here, so I made my own.  I will post that recipe soon.  The reason it needs to be unsliced is that you need pretty thick slices.- 1 1/4".   I chose to use fresh blueberries instead of the canned cherries.  So here you go - the recipe for the best breakfast in America!

Cherry or Blueberry Stuffed French Toast
1 loaf egg bread, unsliced
1 8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 cup tart cherries, drained or 1 cup fresh blueberries
3-4 eggs
1/2-3/4 cup milk
Cinnamon, for sprinkling
Powdered sugar, for sprinkling
Maple Syrup

Narrowly trim the ends from the loaf of bread.  Then cut the bread into  6 -1 1/4 inch slices.  Then take each slice and cut almost to the bottom, but leave it attached.  This is how you make the pocket for the filling.  Mix together the softened cream cheese with 3/4 of the blueberries.  You may want to crush some of the blueberries and leave some whole( I left mine whole, but decided next time I would crush some.)  Spread the filling in each pocket.  Mix together the egg and milk.  Dip the stuffed slices into the egg mixture on each side.  Heat a griddle.  Sprinkle each side of the french toast with cinnamon.  Cook over medium heat until golden brown , then turn and cook the other side until golden brown.  Remove from the griddle and cut each toast in half diagonally.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Top with the remaining cherries or blueberries.   Serve with maple syrup.  Then enjoy the best breakfast in America!


Joan Morris said...

Sounds yummy, can't wait to try it.

Pal & Hatty said...

That looks SO good! Hal would love the cherry version.