Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I had the fabulous opportunity again this month to be part of the test kitchen for Cooking.com. They asked me to tryout a Pig Tail Food Flipper. If you've never heard of these, they're grilling tools. They barely pierce the exterior of your food. So, you're not losing all the great juices from your meat.
Well, since I lean a bit more on the sweet side of life, I decided to stray from the flipper's most common use, on the grill. So, what did I make? I decided to make Strawberry French Toast and try to use the Pigtail Flipper.Honestly, I really wasn't sure it would work. Oh, but it did!! Here it is in action:
That little pigtail flipper would make a perfect Father's Day gift. In fact it would be great for any cook, whether they enjoy cooking inside or out. This particular set includes 2 flippers, one small, one large. I'm afraid my set may come up missing when my husband finds them:) I believe most men would do that whole manly grunt thing over these utensils.
Now, on to the french toast. Well...what can I say.....its sinful. I made this recipe up, in an effort to use up some ingredients I had on hand. Here's what you need:
For the filling:
I realize strawberry ice cream topping may not be a typical ingredient to be discovered in stuffed french toast, but it should be!
And for the french toast:
The recipe has a nice blend of creaminess from the cheeses and the perfect touch of sweetness from the ice cream topping. Cooked up in traditional french-toast style, its perfect anytime of day. My little Runwild Princesses loved it. Of course, how could they not, especially when topped off with an extra gallon of strawberry ice cream topping. Oh, relax. It's got fruit in it....I could have used chocolate:) Enjoy!
P.S. Be on the lookout for a giveaway in the next day or so!!
Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
8oz Ricotta Cheese
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 jar strawberry ice cream topping
2 Tbsp powdered sugar (optional)
1 loaf sour dough bread, sliced thick
½ cup milk
1 tsp cinnamon sugar mixture
½ stick butter
fresh strawberries for topping (optional)
Combine ricotta and cream cheese until smooth. Add ¼ cup ice cream topping. Add 2 Tbsp powdered sugar(if desired). Set aside. Mix together in a small bowl, the cinnamon/sugar, milk, and eggs. Set aside. Spread each slice of bread with about 3-4 Tbsp of the strawberry cheese mixture. Press two slices together (strawberry filling facing each other)to form a sandwich. Dip the entire sandwich, quickly, into the milk and egg mixture. Heat half the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Carefully, add the French toast. Cook until lightly brown on each side, about 3-5 minutes. Remove to plate and let cool slightly. If desired, you may top the French toast with more strawberry ice cream topping and powdered sugar.
Posted by Sinful Southern Sweets at 8:17 PM