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Raisin Bread French Toast

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Yield: Serves 8

Filling

Ingredients:

  • 2 eight-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously butter 15x10x1-inch baking pan. In small bowl combine and mix filling ingredients. Spread filling evenly over 1 slice of bread, top with another slice, spread filling evenly over second slice, then top with third slice. Continue with remaining bread, using 3 slices per person.

French Toast

Ingredients:

  • 24 slices raisin bread
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar (more if desired)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • maple syrup as accompaniment

Instructions:

Combine milk and next 4 ingredients, beating until well blended. Pour into large bowl. Dip bread in milk mixture, turning to coat both sides evenly. Place on baking sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, then turn slices over and continue baking an additional 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Dust lightly with additional confectioners' sugar, if desired. Serve with warm maple syrup. Variations: Red raspberry or strawberry preserves can be substituted for fresh bananas in filling, or you can use fresh strawberries.
Updated Sunday, April 21st, 2002
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