Orange Ricotta-Stuffed Challah French Toast
 
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Indulgent orange ricotta-stuffed French toast made with buttery challah bread and a touch of cinnamon.
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Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
For the Ricotta Filling:
  • 1 ½ cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the French Toast:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 loaf challah, sliced into thick 1-½ inch pieces
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup heavy cream or whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
For serving:
  • Maple syrup
  • Powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the ricotta, orange juice, vanilla, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a larger bowl or shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, 1 cup orange juice, 1 cup cream, and vanilla. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat and add in one tablespoon of butter. Take each 1-½ inch slice of challah and slice it almost all the way through, like a hot dog bun. Generously fill each slice with your ricotta mixture, then dip each slice on each side into the egg mixture.
  3. Place your French toast in your skillet and cook on each side for 3 minutes or so, until golden brown. Continue working until you’ve gone through all of your French toast (you can keep your finished French toast on a baking sheet in a 300 degrees F oven). Serve with plenty of maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar.
Recipe by The Crepes of Wrath at http://www.thecrepesofwrath.com/2016/04/05/orange-ricotta-stuffed-challah-french-toast/