RECIPE: Cinnamon Coffee French Toast with a Cream Cheese Filling

Mornings can be tough and for many- caffeine is a must. Step your brunch-game up a notch by infusing coffee into your meal, rather than just drinking one alongside it.

This cinnamon coffee French toast is filled with cream cheese icing and topped off with a coffee whipped cream. For all you coffee lovers out there- this mouth watering recipe is definitely for you! Watch the video to see how it’s done + get the recipe below:


ITEMS USED
Immersion blender with the whisk attachment (for the whipped cream), Mixing bowl (for whipped cream), Spatulas (for whipped cream, filling and french toast), Bowl (for egg mixture), Whisk, Frying Pan, Turner, Cooling rackPlateCreamer


INGREDIENTS
French Toast

  • 8 thick-cut slices of brioche or challah/egg bread – when it comes to French toast, the bread is CRUCIAL. I find these two types work best. I used brioche for this recipe.
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs instant coffee (dissolved in 1 tbs warm water)

Cream Cheese Filling

  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • ¼ cup softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla

Coffee Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbs instant coffee (dissolved in 1 tbs warm water)
  • 1 tbs powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla

DIRECTIONS

  1. First, prepare the whipped cream by whipping up the cream and vanilla with an electric whisk or hand mixer. When the whipped cream begins to thicken, add in one tablespoon of powdered sugar. Once the cream is fully whipped, fold in the dissolved instant coffee. Cover and set in the fridge until ready to serve.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the filling. Set aside.
  3. In a large, shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and instant coffee for the French toast and set aside.
  4. Spread equal amounts of the filling on four slices of bread. Then place the other four slices on top to form four sandwiches.
  5. Prior to coating the sandwiches in the prepared egg mixture, heat a tablespoon and a half of butter in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat.

  6. While the pan is heating, thoroughly coat two of the four sandwiches in the egg mixture and then transfer to the heated pan. Cook on each side for three to four minutes, or until golden brown on both sides. Once golden, transfer the French toast to a cooling rack or a plate lined with paper towel – this way, the French toast can stay crisp.

  7. Add a bit more butter to the pan and repeat step five for the remaining two sandwiches.
  8. Top the French toast off with fresh coffee whipped cream and real maple syrup. Serve and enjoy!

Uncategorized May 25, 2020

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