Recipe by Ange Rayner
"I first made this for my Mum for Mother's Day three years ago. Now she'll never let me cook her anything else for the occasion. Sweet, yummy strawberries, cream cheese, white chocolate, and pink sparkling wine makes a perfect girly breakfast! Garnish the champagne glasses with a strawberry."
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2 1/2 cups
fresh strawberries, cleaned, hulled and sliced
pink sparkling wine
1 (8 ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
finely chopped white chocolate
finely grated orange zest
fresh orange juice
cinnamon raisin bread
These are fantastic!!!! I hope everyone enjoys this recipe. Just a few notes to make them perfect: Watch the heat of the skillet as the bread toasts really quickly, never walk away as you will probably burn them. Turn the heat to approx medium, if not a little less. If you keep it low you can cook them a little longer without burning the bread and the cream cheese mix will go all creamy and gooey! Yummmmmmm :) I made these without the pink champagne the other morning as we didn’t have any on hand and the bottle shop wasn't open. They were just as good! Enjoy!
Oh, my! Absolutely delicious! I did alter the recipe though. I am not a fan of sparling wine, so I simply sat the strawberries in some water with sugar. I didn't have an orange, so I omitted the orange zest. Added everything else. It was a dream brunch. I'll be having some this coming weekend.
What a great recipe! I made this for a bridal brunch we had for work and everyone loved it. It was something different from the usual fare of eggs and meat. It was very refreshing. The previous poster was correct about watching closely as it's toasting. I did the prep work the night before. I did marinate in red sparkling grape juice instead of champagne and it was tasty. Let mixture come to room temp before spreading if prepared night before.
Very good indead!! I used slices of pound cake instead of the raisin bread, and it was yum-o!! Definitly have to have a glass of pink champagne along with this.
This was just lovely! I'm looking forward to the occasion to make exactly as stated, but I did make some changes - used the whole wheat bread I had on hand, fat free cream cheese, omitted white chocolate, sweetened cream cheese with a little honey and mascerated strawberries in a little orange juice and sugar - yet still resulted in a decadent, satisfying breakfast. Well, maybe a little something was missing with the fat free cream cheese...if I'm doing this "just for me" next time I might spring for low fat cream cheese instead. Anyway, the original version would make a stellar addition to any brunch menu or special occasion breakfast - I'm sure I will be trying it soon, and many more times to come! Thank you for sharing!
At last, something fun to make for a special occasion breakfast besides the typical pancakes/waffles/french toast fare! I made this for my boyfriend's birthday and we both really liked it. I used a plane grater to grate the chocolate rather than chop it, and since he does not drink I skipped the step with the wine and just used plain sliced strawberries. The sandwiches turned out great--pretty to look at and so tasty to eat. This is definitely a keeper!
Delicious! I didn't use the champagne either, just fresh strawberries- and it was perfect.
Very good but a couple of things...because I was feeding kids, I used sprite instead of sparkling wine. I also wish I had chopped the strawberries up a lot smaller...almost diced. The person who said that they burn quickly was right. I also didn't use cin. raisin bread since we don't like raisins. They're rich, but really good. We're calling them 'Breakfast Monte Cristos'.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Toasted Strawberry-Cream Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 347
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