Mimi’s Cafe Restaurant Recipe
6 ounces low fat cream cheese
1/4 cup orange marmalade
6 (1 inch) thick slices of brioche bread
French Toast Batter:
3/4 cup milk or cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
zest of 1/4 orange
unsalted butter for griddle pan
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the cream cheese and marmalade with a mixer or spoon until blended together.
Take 2 slices of bread per serving, and spread a thick layer of cream cheese mixture to the center of a slice of bread. Top with another slice of bread to sandwich the mixture.
Mix ingredients of batter together. Dip each “sandwich” into the batter and let them soak for 10 minutes.
Heat a large saute pan over medium high heat and add butter. Grill until golden on each side.
Transfer to a pan and place in oven, 10 to 15 minutes, until cooked through and custardy in the middle.