So one of my good friends had a birthday party recently and I made Strawberry Shortcake for the event. I used a recipe from my go-to dessert diva, Paula Deen. It was out of this world. I made a couple changes and used the leftovers to build some spectacular french toast.
12-14 slices of bread, depending upon thickness
2 cups milk
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups whipped cream
3 cups strawberries, diced
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat griddle or skillet with butter or cooking spray and heat to medium. Mix milk, eggs, flour, sugar, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and nutmeg together in large mixing bowl. Turn each slice of bread to coat in batter and transfer to skillet. Cook toast to golden brown and transfer to baking sheet in oven to keep warm while remaining cook.
While bread is cooking, beat together cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until well combined. Fold in whipped cream gently.
In a mixing bowl, turn strawberries, sugar and water together.
Spread cream cheese mixture on one slice of toast, top with strawberry mixture and another slice of toast. Top with extra whipped cream if desired.