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French Toast Pockets

By Heidi VanValkenburg - Rhodes

French Toast Pockets

Ingredients:

  • 1 Loaf Rhodes™ White Bread, baked, cooled, & sliced into 8 slices (day old)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup crushed corn flakes
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut

Method:

Combine cream cheese, vanilla, chopped pecans and 2 tablespoons sugar. Set aside. Combine eggs, milk, nutmeg and 4 tablespoons sugar until well blended. Set aside. Combine crushed cornflakes with coconut and set aside. Cut down through the top and along one side of each slice of bread. Spread a generous tablespoon of cream cheese filling inside of each pocket. Preheat lightly greased electric griddle to 325°F. Dip bread pockets into egg/milk mixture, then into corn flake/coconut mixture. Coat both sides of each pocket slice. Cook until golden on both sides and each slice is warmed through. Serve warm with Creamy Caramel Syrup. (Bread may be stuffed, wrapped, and frozen ahead of time.)

Creamy Caramel Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Method:

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Stir over low heat until smooth. Bring to a rolling boil and maintain for 5 minutes. Continue to stir. Remove from heat and serve warm.

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