French Toast Bake
|1||*Wind & Willow Cheeseball & Dessert Mix|
|12 slices||French bread, cut into cubes, divided|
|2 (8oz.) pkgs||cream cheese|
|1 1/2 cups||strawberries, sliced|
|2 cups||half & half|
|1/2 cup||maple syrup|
Combine Cheeseball Mix with cream cheese and mix until smooth. Set aside. Grease 9 x 13" baking dish. Layer 1/2 of bread cubes, spoon on 1/2 cream cheese mixture, strawberries, remaining bread and the rest of the cream cheese mixture. Beat together (or put in blender) half & half, eggs and maple syrup until smooth. Pour evenly over ingredients in the dish. Cover with foil and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Set out for 45 minutes prior to baking. Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 30 minutes. Remove aluminum foil and continue baking until French toast is puffed and golden brown, about 30 more minutes.
Garnish with maple syrup, powdered sugar, fresh strawberries, and contents of topping packet. Serve!
Tip: Any Sweet Cheeseball Mix will work, but we love the Strawberries & Cream or the Triple Berry Twist for this recipe.
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