Friday, April 29, 2011

A Royal Fat Friday!

 Did you catch the Royal Wedding?
It was so beautiful!
I have to agree with some friends' facebook comments:  how awesome to have a day to celebrate the marriage of one man and one woman!  Love it!

And that!
Of course, I really don't think it's quite as beautiful as Amanda's Royal Wedding Cake over at I am Baker!  Wish I could have scored myself a piece of that beauty!
Isn't she talented?  I love those roses!

I didn't attempt a wedding cake, but this Stuffed French Toast is a little royal treat we enjoyed at our Easter brunch.  
It felt even more royal reheated with a cup of tea!

Raspberry Stuffed French Toast with Custard Sauce

4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, softened
1/2 cup  sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp.  ground cinnamon
2 whole eggs
2   egg whites
1-1/4 qt. (5 cups) fat-free milk, divided
1 loaf  French bread (16 oz.), ends trimmed, cut into 18 slices
1 pkg. (12 oz.) frozen unsweetened raspberries
1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding

BEAT first 4 ingredients in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add whole eggs and egg whites, 1 at a time, mixing well after each. Gradually beat in 2 cups milk.
ARRANGE 9 bread slices on bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with half the berries and remaining bread slices. Pour Neufchatel mixture over bread. Let stand 30 min.
HEAT oven to 350°F. Bake French toast 40 min. or until golden brown. Meanwhile, bring remaining milk just to boil in saucepan; gradually add dry pudding mix, whisking until well blended. Remove from heat; let stand 5 min. Meanwhile, microwave remaining raspberries in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 15 to 20 sec. or until warmed.
SPOON pudding over individual servings of French toast; top with berries.

Make Ahead
Assemble casserole as directed. Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight. When ready to serve, bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 40 to 45 min. or until golden brown. Meanwhile, prepare custard sauce and raspberry mixture. Serve as directed.
What ROYAL treat did you enjoy today?


Jamie said...

My royal treat for the husband made dinner. It is always a treat when someone else does the cooking.

Your stuffed french toast looks so yummy! And Amanda's cake is beautiful, everything she makes is.

Katie Mar said...

just found your blog.
you and your husband are super cute! i hope my marriage is like that.
anyway, i would love to have that french toast for breakfast!
it sounds pretty royal to me ;) haha

Kate said...

Loved watching the wedding. It was lovely and so sweet :-)