Orange-Filled French Toast

  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 20 mins

Ingredients

French Toast:
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 -- center slices (1-inch thick) King's Hawaiian Bread
2 cups fresh sliced strawberries
-- Butter or vegetable oil for frying
-- Maple syrup, warmed (optional)
Filling:
2 -- (3 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons fresh grated orange rind
4 teaspoons granulated sugar

Instructions

Preparation for French Toast

  1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients. Pour into 8-inch square dish. Set aside.
  2. To form a pocket in each slice of bread, use a sharp paring knife to cut through the center of the bottom crust lengthwise.
  3. Gently open pocket and fill with half of the filling. Press cut edge together. Repeat with other slice.
  4. Heat griddle over medium heat. Grease with butter or oil.
  5. Carefully dip each side of filled bread in the egg mixture using a spatula to help turn.
  6. Cook until both sides are golden brown.
  7. Cut each piece of French Toast in half.
  8. Top with fresh sliced strawberries and if desired, serve with maple syrup.

Preparation for Filling

  1. Place ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. Set aside.

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