We may eat multiple times throughout the day but the meal that is considered to be the most important by many experts is breakfast. Unfortunately, it also tends to be the meal that most of us skip. Some of us may forgo breakfast because we lead busy lives and others because we have never really developed a taste for it first thing in the morning.
If you are somebody that would love to enjoy breakfast but just don’t seem to have the time to do so, your life is about the change for the better. This cream cheese filled French toast loaf is the perfect treat for breakfast. It takes a little bit of time to put together but it is going to be a favorite on your table, now that you know how to make it.
Cream Cheese Filling
250g/8oz cream cheese (at room temperature)
1/2 cup sugar (white)
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp lemon juice
3/4 cup + 2 tbsp milk
3 tbsp sugar (white)
Pinch of salt
French Toast Bake
12 slices of sandwich bread (crusts removed)
2 tbsp butter, diced
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 punnet strawberries, sliced
1 tbsp sugar (white)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease your loaf tin.
Prepare your cream cheese filling by whisking the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together. Add the egg and lemon juice and mix until smooth and fluffy.
In a separate bowl mix together all of the egg mixture ingredients.
Dip slices of bread into the egg mixture and use them to line the bottom of your loaf tin. Fill any gaps by cutting bread to fit as needed.
Repeat this process until you have three layers of bread.
Spread your cream cheese filling over the bread layer.
Add another two layers of bread on top of the filling.
Place your diced butter onto the bread and scatter the brown sugar over the top.
Bake for 40 minutes or until it is golden brown on top. If you find the top is browning too quickly before the bread is cooked through, cover with foil for the rest of the cooking time.
Let cool for a good 15 minutes in the pan and another 5 after you place it on a cooling rack so that it will slice easily and cleanly.
While it cools, stir the sugar into your strawberries.
When your loaf has cooled enough, slice it and serve with a spoonful of berries on top. Enjoy!