Thursday, August 17, 2006

A Recipe Challenge

So Steve sent me this recipe he found online ... I don't think I will be making it any time soon, though you just never know ... the longer I look at it the more appealing it sounds. Thought I would share the recipe, in case one of you is brave enough to try it!

Chocolate Pistachio Stuffed French Toast

1 1-pound loaf unsliced French bread
2 1 to 1-1/2-ounce milk chocolate bars
1/3 cup chopped pistachio nuts
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
8 beaten eggs
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Maple syrup or sifted powdered sugar

Cut French bread into 12 slices, each approximately 1-1/2-inches thick. Cut a pocket in each slice of bread by starting from the bottom crust and cutting horizontally to, but not through, the top crust.

Break candy bars into 12 pieces. Fill each bread pocket with 1 piece of candy and 1 rounded teaspoon of nuts.

Place graham cracker crumbs in a shallow bowl.

Beat together eggs, milk, and cinnamon in another shallow bowl. Dip bread into egg mixture; letting bread remain in egg mixture about 15 seconds on each side. Then dip bread into the graham cracker crumbs, turning to lightly coat the other side of the bread.

Place coated slice on a greased baking sheet. Repeat dipping remaining stuffed bread into egg mixture and graham cracker crumbs.

Bake in a 450 degree F oven about 6 minutes or until golden brown. Turn slices over and bake 5 minutes more. Serve warm stuffed toast topped with maple syrup or powdered sugar.Makes 12 slices.

Make-Ahead Tip: Place the baked slices in a freezer container; seal, label, and freeze up to 1 month. To serve, place the frozen stuffed bread slices in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Heat, uncovered, in a 400 degree F oven for 15 minutes or until the slices are hot.

If someone dares try this, be sure to take pictures (when it's fresh from the oven) and tell us all how you liked it!

1 comment:

shawn said...

Sounds YUMMY... but if Steve found it, shouldn't Steve make it???