Several months ago on a weekend trip to Door County I had the privilege of eating breakfast at The White Gull Inn. This quaint little hotel and restaurant has the most fantastic cherry stuffed french toast, and if you ever get the chance I would recommend you experience it for yourself. Ever since this trip I’ve been craving that sweet and savory breakfast dish. This past weekend my boyfriend (Alex) and were expecting his sister, her husband and their 9 month old, and I thought this would be the perfect time to treat my guests to a wonderful Sunday breakfast. Luckily I was able to locate the recipe using the web to use as a guide.
- 1 loaf egg bread, unsliced ( I used Brioche from a local Milwaukee bakery)
- 1 8-ounce packages cheese cream, room temperature
- 1 cups tart Montmorency cherries, drained, divided ( I subbed frozen tart cherries)
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- cinnamon, for garnish
- powdered sugar, for garnish
- maple syrup, for garnish
Trim ends from loaf and cut bread into six 1 1/2 inch thick slices. Make a cut three-quarters down the middle of each slice. Bread will appear to have to separate slices, but will be joined together at the bottom. Set aside.
In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and one cup of the cherries. Spread approximately 1/6 cup of the mixture into the pocket of each slice of bread. Gently press slices together, evenly distributing filling.
In a separate bowl, beat eggs and milk together. Dip stuffed slices into egg mixture and coat all sides. Place immediately on a lightly oiled, heated griddle and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cook over medium heat until golden brown, turning to cook second side.
Remove cooked slices from griddle and place on a cutting board. Gently make a diagonal cut through each slice, forming two triangles. Arrange two triangles on individual plates. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and remaining cherries. Serve with maple syrup and butter.
Here are some shots of the end result!
Now look at the mound of french toast goodness! Trust me it tasted just as good as I remembered! The funny thing about this entire post is the fact that our house guests had to cancel at the last minute so poor Alex and I were stuck eating all of this…. Good thing it tastes just as good the next day! Did anyone do any cooking, baking, entertaining this weekend?