If the juxtaposition of sweet and savory is something she would enjoy, definitely consider making this decadent French toast recipe. Rich double-cream Brie melts into Black Forest ham between slices of French bread for a delicious treat.
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- Eight 1- to 1 ½-inch-thick slices French bread
- 8 thin slices double-cream Brie
- 8 thin slices Black Forest ham or other smoked ham
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 Cups whole milk
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 -2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the baking sheet
- Mixed berries or maple syrup, for serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Using a paring knife, cut a horizontal slit in each bread slice to form a pocket. Insert 1 slice of Brie and 1 slice of ham into each pocket.
In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sugar, and salt until combined. Set aside. In a large nonstick skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium-low heat. Place the bread slices in the egg mixture, one at a time, letting them soak for 5 seconds on each side.
Place the slices in the skillet for 3-4 minutes per side. Grease a baking sheet with butter. Transfer the slices to the baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining bread, adding more butter to skillet if needed. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake until golden brown and puffed, about 10-15 minutes. Serve with mixed berries and/or maple syrup.