Hello everyone! I hope you are all being safe. I actually made my first trip to the store and TJ Maxx in weeks. (I needed to restock my supply of candles) While at the store, I picked up some fresh berries and decided to make something comforting with them. If you are seeking a new breakfast or brunch recipe to add to your weekends, this one is sure to be a fast favorite.
For this recipe I used the Blackberry Mulled Merlot jam from Trade Street Jam Co. This company is both female and minority owned. There have several delicious jams they offer, along with other tasty products. I also can't wait to bake the sweet potato biscuits I ordered as well.
Ingredients: for 1-2 servings
Trade Street Co Blackberry Mulled Merlot jam - Enough to coat one side of the bread.
4 slices of thick wheat bread.
Whipped plain cream cheese - Enough to coat one side of the bread.
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
3/4 cup of milk - I used organic fat free ultra-pasteurized milk
Combine cinnamon, eggs, vanilla extract, milk, and sugar into a bowl. Whisk together until smooth and fully combined. Set that to the side.
Take your pieces of bread and smear one side with jam, and the other with cream cheese. Make a sandwich by combining the slices. Please be careful as you do this, as it can get messy fast. You also want the bread to stay in the same shape, so handle with care.
Whisk your liquid mixture again before gently setting the sandwich into it to get fully coated. Refrain for getting it overly soggy. Then immediately set the sandwich on a buttered skillet to cook. Flip it to cook on both side. During this step the jam and cheese may start to leak out a bit. No need to worry. Plate your french toast, and top with whipped cream and fresh blackberries. I sprinkled a little cinnamon on top as well.
This recipe was fun to make, and even more fun to eat. Perfect for brunch, or brunch for dessert. Stay tuned for more delicious recipes. Comment below if you try out this tasty recipe.