Friday, October 8, 2010

French Toast Waffles with berry sauce

I ripped this recipe out of a magazine because it sounded too good to be true. French toast and waffles in one?! Two of my favorite things. Is it possible? I love this concept. I'm dying to try it with ham and swiss as the filling like a Monte Cristo sandwich or with a flavored cream cheese filling like stuffed French toast. Let me know if you try any variations. Here's the original recipe:
(sidenote: my picture does this recipe a disservice, so use your imagination on this one.)

French Toast Waffles with Berry Sauce
8 slices sandwich bread with crust removed
4 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
4 Tablespoons peanut butter

Leave bread out overnight to get stale. Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Spread peanut butter on 4 slices of bread and top with the other 4 slices. Flatten "sandwiches" slightly. Soak sandwiches for a couple minutes on each side in egg mixture. Heat and grease waffle iron. Put sandwiches in one or two at a time depending on size of your waffle iron, but DO NOT overfill. Press down on waffle iron until closed. Cook each sandwich until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Serve with berry sauce.

Berry Sauce
one 16 oz. bag mixed berries
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons raspberry preserves
1 Tablespoon lemon juice

Cook berries and sugar until boiling and berries get soft (about 10 minutes). Transfer to blender. Add lemon juice and preserves. Blend until smooth. Serve warm.

*I'm guessing this concept works best with a traditional waffle iron rather than a Belgian waffle iron. If you try it with a Belgian waffle iron, let me know how it turns out.


Patricia Peterson said...

Julie I love that you have started this and I admit I'm going to be a stalker because I'm always looking for something new to make. I am a picky eater and I passed it on to one of my children, which makes cooking for everyone hard....thus the continuous search. Thanks for some great ideas already!

Sue said...

Sounds interesting! I'm visiting from Grandma Honey's blog.

Grandma Honey said...

I love that you are doing this Julie. I know you have been taught well by your mother :) I like how you tell about each recipe at the beginning. Something about knowing the history of a recipe makes it more appealing. (I sure hope you don't mind that I put a link on my blog to this....I guess I should have asked first :)

Nate and Julie said...

Jill, I love that you put a link on your blog. This is totally just a fun thing for me, but I love that others enjoy it too!