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Saturday, August 6, 2011

French toast with cannoli filling

This morning my daughter requested a wonderfully sweet treat for breakfast. This recipe I saw made on the Food network and decided to adapt it to my tastes and allergies. The great thing about this recipe is you can use any type of bread that you can fold and seal in the gooey goodness. Since my allergies limit me on bread there are two kinds I can use, Udi's hot dog buns and bread which are gluten free or there is a wonderful local bakery that is tree nut and peanut freeand they make a kosher hot dog bun and different breads that are soy free. There is a couple breads they make that do have soy but I read labels carefully.
This recipe is not for egg free or dairy free but it is tree nut/ peanut and soy free and can be gluten free.

Makes 4 servings

3/4 cup ricotta cheese, low fat works if you prefer
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips, I use Enjoy life that are nut free
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp orange zest (optional)
1tbsp sugar, palm sugar or 3/4 tbsp agave syrup

4 hot dog buns or bread of your choice

3-4 egg whites beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2tbsp milk
1tbsp butter

Powdered sugar or syrup

Mix the filling ingredients thoroughly and set aside. Open hot dog buns but leave one side still attached. Spoon filling onto bottom of hot dog bun and close, cut in half then cut those halves in half again so you have 4 sections. Mix the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, milk and if you are feeling adventorous put in another 1/2 tsp of orange zest.
Heat a skillet and coat with butter. Dip your sections of stuffed bread in the egg mixture, coating the entire bread then cook in skillet till brown and do this on all sides. Sprinkle with Powdered sugar and Enjoy!

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