Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lingonberry and Chocolate Stuffed French Toast

This is a continuation of my love affair with breakfast.  There are not enough mornings where I have free time to try all the great breakfasts out there - much less going out for breakfast.   Until I become a lady of leisure, I just sneak them in when I can.    Last week during my bargain IKEA adventure I picked up a jar of lingonberry jam and two of the 99 cent chocolate bars.    This was the delicious result.

What You Need
Eight slices of wheat bread (I used the bargain bin bread at King Soopers...why pay full price when you're going to dip it in egg anyway?)
1 1/4 cup skim milk
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
lingonberry jam  (you could use any jam of your choosing)
1 bar of dark chocolate
reduced fat cream cheese (I used less than 2oz)
fruit and powdered sugar for garnish

What You Do
Whisk together the milk, eggs and vanilla in a large bowl.    Preheat your skillet.  
Break off 8 squares of the dark chocolate (about 1/3 of the bar) and chop into small pieces.

Build your french toast sandwich of awesomeness.   Spread a thin coat of cream cheese on the bottom slice of bread.   Spread a generous layer of jam on top of the cream cheese.   Sprinkle the chopped chocolate on top of the jam.   Place the second slice of bread on top and push down a little.   Dip the sandwich in the egg and milk mixture until the whole sandwich is coated. 

Place the sandwich on the skillet and cook until golden brown, 2-3 minutes on each side.     Slice sandwich in half and serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and fresh fruit.   

Be the envy of all your friends eating Cheerios. 

Recipe inspired by So Easy by Ellie Krieger

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