1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
8 slices day old sandwich bread
4 to 5 tablespoons cream cheese
Filling of your choice*
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
* Jam or jelly; fresh fruit, sliced
to taste (strawberries, blueberries, and apricots are three favorites);
a mixture of dates and chopped walnuts;
- In a medium size bowl, whisk
the eggs, milk, cinnamon, and salt together.
- Spread 4 slices of bread with
cream cheese. Top with the filling of
your choice, and cover with the remaining bread.
- Soak both sides of the sandwich
in the egg batter for 1 to 2 minutes
- Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a
heavy skillet and sauté 2 sandwiches
at a time over medium heat until golden brown, turning once.
- Repeat with the remaining
- Cut on the diagonal and serve
warm, sprinkled with confectioners' sugar.
TIP: You can prepare delicious
french toast sandwiches with cinnamon raisin bread. If you use cinnamon
raisin bread omit the cinnamon from the egg batter.
Makes 4 sandwiches.
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