RICHMOND, Va. -- We love every time Chef Sequoia “Coco” Ross visits the show! This time she visits us live with a viral TikTok recipe, Blueberry Cheesecake Stuffed French Toast! For more information on Chef Coco’s baking company, Favour Cookie Company, visit her website.
· 8 ounces, Cream Cheese, Softened
· 4 Tablespoons Sugar
· 2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
· 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
· 1 lemon, zested
· 8 slices Thick Italian Bread
· 4 whole Large Eggs
· 2 cups Heavy whipping cream
· 1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract
· 2+ Tablespoons Coconut Oil
· ½ cups Powdered Sugar, For Topping
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In small bowl, combine the cream cheese, lemon zest and sugar. Take 4 slices of the Italian bread and smear with cream cheese mixture. Using a non-reactive pot, warm your blueberries and sprinkle with cornstarch over medium heat. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 of lemon, stir and allow to thicken (5-7 minutes). Remove from heat and allow to cool. Using a slotted spoon, pour the blueberries over the cream cheese slice of bread. Top each slice with another slice of bread to form a sandwich.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream and vanilla extract. Dip and soak each sandwich in the egg mixture.
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil over medium-high heat. Cook two sandwiches at a time in the skillet, 4–5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Set each sandwich aside on a baking sheet and cook the remaining sandwiches with the remaining tablespoon of coconut oil. Keep sandwiches warm on a baking sheet, in a 250 degree oven until ready to serve!
Cut each sandwich in half and sprinkle with powdered sugar or drizzle with remaining blueberry sauce! Enjoy!!