American Stuffed French Toast with Peaches

I have come to find that English French Toast (also called “Eggy Bread”) and American French Toast are eaten in entirely different ways! In England our French bread is savory, (all that goes into it is egg and bread) so it’s quite normal to eat it with ketchup, or alongside a fry up! I even had a friend that ate her french toast with marmite… although i’m not sure that’s quite the norm! While in America, French bread is really sweet–they put cinnamon in their egg mixture, and serve it with syrup, berries and cream. I wish someone had told me about this sooner, because when I had french toast here in America, I would eat it with ketchup just the way i’ve always done… and it was SO gross!! I got some funny looks from my American family too… they still love to tease me about that! Anyway, I think in this instance, Americans have got it right! French toast was meant to be served with fruit and syrup and all things sweet, and this stuffed french toast recipe, which takes it one step closer to perfection with all that delicious cream cheese, will prove it! P.S. Whenever I think of maple syrup I think of ELF: “You like sugar don’t you?” “Does syrup have sugar in it? Then Yes!” My husband and I probably quote that every time we have it! I hope you guys like this recipe, especially my English friends who have been eating it all wrong! ;-) Ok. Not wrong, but just not in the BEST way!

Ingredients

For the filling:
6 ounces cream cheese or mascarpone softened
3 Tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup sliced fresh peaches

For the French toast:
4-8 slices French bread
4 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Diced peaches and maple syrup, for serving

Directions:
In a small bowl, mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract, until smooth. Spread the cream cheese filling on slices of bread; top with peach slices. In a shallow pan beat eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon. Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture, on each side.

Heat a large skillet or griddle to medium-high heat. Cook French toast sandwiches, on both sides, until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes each side. Serve warm with diced peaches and maple syrup.
So, I know how English people eat French Bread, and I know how Americans eat French Bread, but does anyone happen to know how the French eat their French Bread? That would be interesting to know!

I hope you all enjoy this stuffed french toast recipe {with a side of ketchup and a fry up!} Ha!
<3 Sarah!

Recipe adapted from twopeasandtheirpod