Sunday, September 23, 2007

French Toast Souffle

10 C (1-inch) cubed sturdy white bread (about 16 (1 oz) slices)
Cooking spray
8 oz 1/3-less-fat-cream cheese, softened
8 large eggs
1 1/2 C 2% reduced-fat milk
2/3 C half-and-half
1/2 C real maple syrup
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tb. powdered sugar
3/4 C maple syrup

Place bread cubes in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Beat cream cheese at medium speed of mixer until smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add milk, half-and-half, 1/2 cup maple syrup, and vanilla, and mix until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture over top of bread; cover and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 375°. Remove bread mixture from refrigerator; let stand on counter for 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 50 minutes or until set. Sprinkle the souffle with powdered sugar, and serve with maple syrup.
Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 slice of souffle and 1 tablespoon maple syrup)

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