Special French Toast

    20 min

    This is an elegant brunch or late breakfast dish on a lazy Sunday morning. Ideal for special occasions like Mother's day. It's delicious served with a dollop of marmalade on the top and a good cup of coffee.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 1 French baguette
    • 225g cream cheese, sliced into 5mm pieces
    • 4 eggs
    • 4 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • Good quality marmalade, for serving

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Slice the French bread on a slant, giving each side of the slice a nice surface area. Make a slit in each slice of French bread through the crust to form a pocket. Place a slice of cream cheese in each pocket; set aside.
    2. In a small bowl, beat together eggs, Irish cream liqueur, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    3. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium-low heat. Briefly dip the bread slices in the egg mixture and place on the pan. Brown on both sides and serve warm with a dollop of orange marmalade on top.

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    This was delicious!! I made this for my family and everybody came back for seconds. I made a couple slight variations. Instead of making a slit in one slice, I just put some cream cheese between two slices of french bread. I figured that, that would be easier and it turned out great. Instead of using orange marmalade, I used frozen strawberries in sugar and a bit of powdered sugar. I have already been asked to make this again!! Definitely a crowd pleaser!  -  31 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was delicious. I recommend spreading the cream cheese out, just for uniformity, and adding a spoonful of strawberry jam (microwaved, to make spreading easier). Also, the recipe called for vanilla, but I did not see it in the steps? I added it to the egg mixture, and that worked great. Thanks!  -  04 Nov 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Absolutely wonderful! Be careful not to stuff too much cream cheese in there, but, this was absolutely excellent. And the marmalade was a nice touch, do try it even if you're skeptical. You'll need a bit more butter to cook them in....this one goes straight into the recipe box permanently!  -  13 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)