Totally hit the spot!
* Exported from MasterCook *
Strawberry & Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast
6 slices day old Italian bread
2 ounces cream cheese -- softened
1/2 cup frozen sliced strawberries -- drain, reserve liquid
1 large egg
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
butter -- for skillet
real NH maple syrup
powdered sugar -- if desired
Spread bread with softened cream cheese. Top 3 slices with drained strawberries. Put lids on top, press slightly.
Combine egg, sugar, milk and vanilla in a shallow pan. Preheat griddle pan over medium heat, add butter and spread to coat surface.
Dip assembled french toast into egg, letting each side soak a little. Place onto skillet and cook until golden brown. Flip and cook the other side. Remove to serving plate.
In a small bowl, combine maple syrup with some of the reserved strawberry liquid (to taste). Drizzle over french toast. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.