Stuffed French Toast
Broiling French Toast helps significantly cut the cooking time and ensures that the bread will be crisp.
- 4 tablespoons melted butter, divided
- ½ cup mascarpone cheese, divided
- ¼ cup strawberry preserves
- 8 slices cracked wheat bread
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat broiler. Spread 3 tablespoons melted butter in a 15″ × 10″ jellyroll pan and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine ¼ cup mascarpone cheese and preserves and mix.
Spread preserves mixture on 4 bread slices and top with remaining slices. Cut these sandwiches in half to make triangles.
On a shallow plate, beat remaining ¼ cup mascarpone cheese until fluffy, then add eggs, remaining 1 tablespoon melted butter, vanilla, and cinnamon, and beat until smooth. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, turning to coat. Place coated sandwich triangles in butter on jelly-roll pan.
Broil 6 inches from heat source for 4 to 5 minutes, then carefully turn the sandwiches and broil for 3 to 5 minutes longer on second side until golden brown and crunchy. Serve immediately.
When broiling foods, be sure to watch the food carefully as it burns easily. Most foods should be placed about 4 to 6 inches away from the heated coils, and most ovens require that the oven door be slightly open when broiling. Use the broiler pan that came with your oven, or a heavy-duty stainless steel pan that won't buckle under the high heat.