Friday, August 6, 2010

TGIF Foods: Blueberry and Ricotta Stuffed French Toast Breakfast Sandwiches

Ricotta and Blueberry Stuffed French Toast Sandwich

Got anything fun planned for Sunday brunch? You do now.

Pillowy, Cointreau-spiked ricotta and juicy fresh blueberries are nestled between two buttery slices of French toast. After just one bite, you'll be laughing.

Blueberry and Ricotta Stuffed French Toast Breakfast Sandwiches
Makes 4 sandwiches
Print recipe only here.

French Toast:
8 slices Texas toast (thickly sliced challah bread works well too)
6 large eggs
1 1/2 cups whole or low-fast milk
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
zest of 1 large orange (about 3-4 teaspoons)
butter for griddle
confectioners' sugar for dusting

3/4 cup whole or part-skim milk ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 teaspoons Cointreau or Grand Marnier (orange liqueur)
4 teaspoons sugar
1 cup fresh blueberries

1. In a shallow bowl or pie plate, lightly whisk eggs; add milk, cinnamon, vanilla, and orange zest and whisk until well combined.

2. Place griddle over medium-low heat. (Note: If the heat is too high, the butter will burn.) Melt about 2 teaspoons butter until the griddle is just coated.

3. Dip one slice of bread in the egg mixture until well coated on both sides, allowing excess to drip into the bowl. Place on the griddle. Cook 1 minute per side, or until golden brown and the egg has set. Transfer to a warm plate and cover until ready to serve. Repeat with remaining slices, buttering the griddle as necessary.

4. In a small bowl whisk ricotta cheese, orange zest, Cointreau, and sugar. To assemble sandwiches, spread 1/4 of the ricotta filling on a slice of French toast. Top with 1/4 blueberries. Close the sandwich with another slice of French toast. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

You might also enjoy these fun breakfast sandwich recipes:
Monte Cristo recipe from Food Blogga
Homemade Egg McMuffin recipe from Kitchen Parade
Grilled Cashew Butter and Blueberry Sandwich recipe from Oh She Glows
Breakfast Egg Sandwich with Avocado and Chipotle Mayo recipe from Food Blogga
Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin Breakfast Sandwiches recipe from Confabulation in the Kitchen