Stuffed French Toast with Orange Syrup
|8 1 inch slices of French Bread
4 ounces of Cream Cheese, softened
1/4 cup Orange Marmalade
3/4 cup milk
|1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
Cut across the top-crust side of the bread and cut a pocket in each slice. In a small mixing bowl stir together the softened cream cheese and the orange marmalade. Mixture should not be soupy. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of the cheese mixture into each pocket. In a mixing bowl beat eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg till combined. Dip stuffed bread slices into egg mixture. Heat butter or margarine on a griddle, and add stuffed bread slices. Fry over medium heat until golden brown, turning once. Serve with warm orange syrup and garnish with orange slice and/or strawberries, and powdered sugar. Makes 8 slices.
In a small saucepan combine 1 cup sugar, 1 cup butter and 1 6-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate. Place over low heat until butter is melted. Do not boil! Remove from heat and cool for 5-10 minutes. Beat until slightly thickened and serve warm. Orange Syrup will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks. Makes 1 ½ cups.