October 26, 2006
You Can Take Your Toast and STUFF IT!
It’s time for more breakfast options in my “I’m Bringing Breakfast Back” series. The special today is Stuffed French Toast with Maple Compote. Compote makes it sound more sophisticated, me too. Try it, you could be sophisticated too. Let me warn you though, your sophistication will end as soon as you take your first bite of this dish. After that etiquette falls away and instinct takes over. Do whatever you have to do to get the contents of the plate into your mouth. Forks are cumbersome, use your hands. I hope you aren’t wearing white. Your clothes aren’t important right now, don’t think about them, concentrate on the plate. Indulge. You know you want to. Once you’ve licked the plate clean, rest. It’s been an intense morning.
I’m sure you’d like to know more about a French toast that could inspire such a frenzy. Let me tell you about it. I began, (and you could too) by slicing an extra thick piece of good bread. Then I cut into the middle, making a pocket. Into this pocket I spread cream cheese and strawberry jam, (the latter was homemade, of course) and gently closed the pocket. I then dipped the bread into a mixture of egg and milk, coating it entirely. Once I had a wet surface I covered the bread with large flake oats. And then into a buttered pan it went, to brown lightly on both sides. When it was sufficiently toasty, I slid it onto a plate. But I wasn’t done yet, oh no! I’m a multi-tasker and while my toast was browning, I was also making a lovely maple compote to pour on top. In a tiny sauce pan I heated and reduced some raspberries, blueberries and maple syrup, making a sweet, thick and fruity sauce. Then it was time to pour the sauce on top of my stuffed French toast. I then took a moment to enjoy my masterpiece, (and take a picture for your benefit) and dove in.
If you want an official recipe, you can visit Chef at Home, he calls his Fortune French Toast. Mine uses jam instead of marmalade in the stuffing and I like a multi-fruit compote instead of just blueberries. Stuffed French Toast is a breakfast that’s guaranteed to get you out of any trouble you may have gotten yourself into. Serve it, and all your wrong doings will be forgotten.
Breakfast + French Toast + Chef at Home + Recipe + Fruit