The weather here is pretty darn snowy:
So, of course, I had to make something really yummy for breakfast! Our favorite breakfast on a weekday! 😀
So, here is what you need:
Sandwich Thins (I used Arnold, whole wheat)
1 to 2 eggs
Dash of Cinnamon
Capful of Vanilla Extract
Toppings and fillings of your choice
Ricotta Cheese/Mascarpone/Cottage Cheese/Cream Cheese – Just about anything!
Okay, so there really isn’t a RIGHT way to make French Toast. So, let me tell you what I did, and I will also give some yummy suggestions! Before you do anything, you can also pre-heat your oven to 350*.
First off, in a bowl, I stirred about 1/2 cup of Ricotta Cheese, 1 tsp of instant coffee, 1 tsp of Nesquik powder, and a dash of vanilla. I also stirred in just a bit of brown sugar for the sweetness to work with the bitterness of the instant coffee.
Going out on a limb here, but my suggestions for fillings vary from sliced or diced strawberries mixed with ricotta, vanilla, sugar; chocolate chips mixed with ricotta; blueberries; orange zest and a capful of orange juice; you get the picture!
Next, I mixed the eggs in a plate where the eggs wouldn’t dribble out the sides. I mixed it with cinnamon, a bit of maple syrup, and a dash of milk. Here, you can also carry out your filling’s theme. Such as, I could’ve added a tiny bit of coffee to bring out the flavor of my filling, but I chose a simple cinnamon, maple syrup and milk. You can add some orange zest for some ZING! Anyways, I think you get the jist.
You pull apart your Sandwich Thins and slather the filling onto each slice and then join them back together. Make sure you kind of press them gently but firmly together so they don’t get lost in the egg. Put the little sandwiches into the egg mixture and shake off the excess.
Next, put a little butter, olive oil, or whatever you want to use as your pan’s buddy, and let it warm up and then place your little Artisan French Toasts in. Flip them as you see fit. Usually, you can see the egg whites underneath turning a solid white, and that should give you the cue to flip.
Put the sandwiches on aluminum foil on a cookie sheet and bake for about 10 – 12 minutes. Then, ta-da! You’ve got your Artisan French Toast!
Hope you enjoy! 🙂