Stuffed Brioche French Toast
Prep time: 30 minutes
Standing time: 20 minutes
Grilling time: 11 to 18 minutes
12 slices brioche, each about 3/4 inch thick
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
6 heaping tablespoons peach jam
8 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 cup half–and–half
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Finely grated zest of 1 orange
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
4 large, ripe freestone peaches, quartered
Canola oil spray
1. Arrange six slices of the brioche in a baking pan large enough to fit them all comfortably in one layer. Spread each slice with 1 ounce of cream cheese, leaving a one–half–inch border at the edges. Spread each of the other six slices with a heaping tablespoon of jam, and then invert them onto the halves with the cream cheese, making sandwiches.
2. In a large bowl whisk the eggs, milk, half–and–half, sugar, vanilla, orange zest, and salt. Pour the mixture over the sandwiches, and let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes, turning the sandwiches once.
3. Lightly spray the peaches with oil.
4. Prepare the grill for direct and indirect cooking over medium–low heat (about 350°F).
5. Brush the cooking grates clean. Tip one sandwich on its side so that any extra liquid runs off. Spray both sides with oil and then place on the grill. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches. Grill over direct medium–low heat, with the lid closed as much as possible until browned on both sides, 6 to 8 minutes, turning once. Move the sandwiches onto a piece of foil placed over indirect medium–low heat, close the lid, and continue cooking until the sandwiches are firm in the centre, about 5 minutes. At the same time, grill the peaches over direct medium–low heat until the flesh is marked and the peaches are warm, 5 to 10 minutes, turning once or twice. Remove from the grill and cut the peach quarters in half lengthwise.
6. Serve the sandwiches hot with the peaches on top.
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©2011 Weber–Stephen Products LLC. Recipe from Weber’s Time To Grill by Jamie Purviance. Used with permission.
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