How To Make Blooming French Toast
Get yourself into a good mood with this amazing French toast recipe that will not only satisfy your taste buds but your tummy as well. Top it with berries!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Stack three pieces of bread on top of each other and use a rolling pin to flatten. Trim the crusts, then separate the individual slices. Repeat with the remaining bread.
In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, ⅓ cup of granulated sugar, and the lemon zest. Mix well, then set aside.
In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the the milk, cream, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, nutmeg, and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Set aside.
Using an offset spatula, spread about 2 teaspoons of the cream cheese filling across a slice of flattened bread. Top with 1 teaspoon of strawberry preserves and spread across the bread.
Spread 11 more slices of bread with the cream cheese filling and strawberry preserves, then repeat with the blueberry preserves and raspberry preserves.
Starting from the bottom, tightly roll up each slice of bread, then place seam-side down so they stay closed.
In a small bowl, mix together the remaining 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar and remaining 3 teaspoons of cinnamon.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set a 3-inch wide bowl in the center of the pan.
Dip each roll up in the custard, allowing any excess to drip off. Arrange 12 roll ups around the bowl on the prepared baking sheet. Brush all over with custard and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar.
Repeat stacking, brushing, and sprinkling with the remaining roll ups. Remove the bowl from the center of the ring.
Bake the French toast ring for 22 to 25 minutes, until golden brown.
Replace the bowl in the center of the ring and fill with the maple syrup. Dust the ring with the powdered sugar. Garnish with strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
- Calories: 10323.78kcal
- Fat: 163.56g
- Saturated Fat: 55.92g
- Trans Fat: 0.91g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 35.02g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 54.61g
- Carbohydrates: 1832.00g
- Fiber: 142.64g
- Sugar: 330.14g
- Protein: 383.96g
- Cholesterol: 300.29mg
- Sodium: 17998.47mg
- Calcium: 4949.39mg
- Potassium: 6724.42mg
- Iron: 122.67mg
- Vitamin A: 584.34µg
- Vitamin C: 31.52mg
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