Monday, August 30, 2010

Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast

Hello, kids.
Can you tell me what this is?

That's right.  Strawberry. Stro-be-ri. Strawberries are awesome. They can be manipulated into the most delicious foods like jams, tarts, ice cream, dipped in chocolate, whatever. However, today we're going to use it as a stuffing.

We're going to make stuffed toast. Strawberry cream cheese french toast.

I realised that strawberries in Singapore are expensive, but much to my delight they were selling them off at $2.90 per box in Giant supermarket at Tampines. I think it's berry season over at our western counterparts and right now they're selling them off cheap. Plenty of blueberries too.

Slice bread 2 inches thick with a serrated knife.

I wanted to look for a white bread loaf, but they only had buns, rolls and light and dark rye. I bought light rye bread.

Slice into bread to make pockets

Mix cream cheese and jam

My thighs are screaming for mercy just looking at this picture.

Chop fresh strawberries up and sprinkle sugar over them

Sprinkling sugar over strawberries somehow helps them to break down and create a syrup. You could do that and eat with pancakes, too. Delicious.

Stuff cream cheese mixture in, then fresh strawberries. Repeat step and gently press to close.

The family on the milk carton seem to be really happy with me

Combine ingredients for egg bath then dip bread in it just before frying on a buttered pan.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and dig in

Look at that. What a beaut. 

Eat this for breakfast, lunch, tea, supper, after-supper and before breakfast. 

It's got fruit. It's healthy. Pretend that you didn't use cream cheese and butter .(Do not trust me when it comes to health food)

Stuffed Strawberry French Toast
Recipe adapted from TastyKitchen and technique from Alice

1 loaf French bread, or anything you prefer
3 tbsp strawberry jam
1/2 package cream cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
1 tbsp sugar
2 eggs
3/4 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp butter

Slice bread 2 inches thick then make a slit in the middle for pockets. Mix chopped strawberries with sugar and then set aside. Combine cream cheese and jam. Stuff bread pockets with cream cheese mixture then chopped strawberries and repeat. Stir together cinnamon, milk and eggs. Dip stuffed bread in egg bath for about 20 seconds on each side, then cook on buttered pan till brown. Serve with orange juice, tea or milk. Your choice!


  1. I can explain how the strawberries+sugar=syrup thing works.

    Nature loves things to be balanced, especially where water is concerned. Berries, naturally, are full of water.

    When you sprinkle sugar on a cut strawberry, there is now an imbalance. High concentration of sugar outside, no water, and lots of water inside, but not much sugar.

    The strawberry cells push the water out in an attempt to balance out the sugar/water ratios.

    It's the same reason slugs die when you sprinkle salt on them. Their cells push out all the water to try to balance the concentrations.

    Yay science! Though I'll take my science in strawberry form over slug any day :)

  2. Oh! Osmosis! Thanks for the info! I once watched a show where some man ate slugs on toast all day every day. Maybe he could add strawberries on that heehee

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