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Strawberry and Cointreau Stuffed French Toast

Well, we’re in the midst of political primaries in the United States where candidates are hurling slings and arrows at each other. Will it be Bernie, Hillary, or ‘the Donald’ who wins their party’s nomination? Only time will tell- stay glued to your TV set.

But while voters have been ‘stuffing’ their ballot boxes with votes, I have been whipping up my own kind of stuffing recipe: Strawberry and Cointreau Stuffed French Toast. This recipe expands on the usual French toast recipe by adding a stuffing of strawberries and Mascarpone cheese that has been flavored with a splash of Cointreau. Sounds like the perfect dish for a Sunday brunch!

After cooking the French toast on the stovetop, the recipe calls for popping the fry pan into the oven for a few minutes to finish the toast off into a crisp golden brown, This recipe should re-awaken your childhood memories of delicious French toast served on a Sunday morning, this time with an added ‘adult twist’!

French Toast

Strawberry and Cointreau Stuffed French Toast
Serves 2
Thick pieces of French Toast, stuffed with stuffed with strawberries and Mascarpone cheese flavoured with a splash of Cointreau.
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Ingredients
  1. 4 pieces sliced French bread
  2. 8-10 sliced strawberries
  3. 2-3 tsps sugar
  4. 4 ounces Mascarpone cheese
  5. 1 tbsp Cointreau or Grand Marnier
  6. 3 eggs
  7. ½ cup milk or half and half
  8. 1 tsp vanilla flavoring
  9. Orange zest (optional)
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 360 F (180 C). Slice the strawberries into thin pieces; sweeten with 2-3 teaspoons sugar to taste.
  2. Slice the French bread into four pieces about 1 inch thick. Mix the Cointreau into the Mascarpone cheese and then spread the mixture thickly onto one piece of bread. Add some strawberries on top, then close the second piece of bread on top. Repeat with the other two pieces of bread.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, vanilla flavoring and orange zest (optional). Soak the two ‘sandwiched’ pieces of bread in the mixture, turning them over so that both sides are fully coated.
  4. Heat some oil and a little butter in a fry pan over medium heat. Add the French toast and cook about 2-3 minutes each side until golden brown. Transfer the pan to the oven and cook for another few minutes until the toast becomes a little crispier. Garnish with strawberries and blueberries and serve with maple syrup.
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  • Reply
    John/Kitchen Riffs
    February 4, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Strawberries and Cointreau pair so well, don’t they? Love that combo of flavors! Love French Toast, too. We never stuff ours — why not?? Such a good idea! This is wonderful — thanks.
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    Melanie @ Melanie Cooks
    February 4, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I love french toast already, but when you add the liquor and strawberries it becomes simply irresistible! Looks amazing!
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    Rachel @ sweetravioli
    February 4, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    This looks to die for!

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    mae
    February 6, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Strawberry French toast sounds really luxurious. I like your method of oven-browning it at the end — I’ll have to try it.

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    Simply Sweet Justice
    February 9, 2016 at 1:24 am

    It has been way too long since I’ve made French toast. It’s time to change that! I can’t wait to try this.
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    Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
    February 9, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    This is such a fancy french toast! I need someone to make this for me….my husband always sleeps in on the weekends. Well, I guess I will need to make it for him…and the kids! Love the fresh berries!
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    Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen
    February 10, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Oh wow! I would love to wake up to this French Toast!

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    Denise [email protected] Brazil To You
    February 10, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Fran:
    How delicious!!!! I would eat it as a dessert… 😉

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    Lynn @ Oh-So Yummy
    February 10, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    I am not big on breakfast that is sweet but you sure are able to convince me to pin a lot of your recipes for later! this one looks delish! 🙂

    • Reply
      Fran
      February 11, 2016 at 2:29 am

      Thanks Lynn, actually this dish may actually look real sweet, but the only sweet thing added is the sugar used to sweeten the strawberries- this, of course, can be eliminated if you desire. (Oops, I guess there is also the maple syrup, too)!
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    Juliana
    February 11, 2016 at 3:52 am

    Wow Fran, I can only imagine the taste of strawberry and Cointreau…divine!
    What a beautiful way to start a weekend brunch…thanks for this awesome recipe.
    Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂
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    Kate @ Babaganosh.org
    February 12, 2016 at 9:29 am

    This French toast looks like a great distraction from the circus that is the presidential race right now. This French toast looks gorgeous! I can picture how good cointreau would be in this recipe…
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