Cuban Torrejas with Guava-Maple Syrup and Cream Cheese Whipped Cream

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr
Prep: 40 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 4 to 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

CREAM CHEESE WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 3/4 cup cold whipping cream
GUAVA MAPLE SYRUP:
TOAST:
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Directions

For the cream cheese whipped cream: Beat the cream cheese with the vanilla until smooth in a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment. Add the whipping cream and whip to soft peaks. Set aside while you make the French toast.

For the syrup: Combine syrup and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer, and remove from the heat.Let syrup sit for 10 minutes to cool. Remove the cinnamon stick and return to heat. Bring the syrup to simmer again, and whisk in the guava. Serve warm.

For the toast: Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Whisk together the milk, sugar, cinnamon and eggs in a shallow bowl until smooth. Place the bread slices in a shallow dish and pour the egg mixture on top.While the bread soaks, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter and 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large saute pan or nonstick griddle over medium-high heat until the oil shimmers. Fry the bread in batches until golden brown on the bottom. Lower the heat slightly, flip the bread and cook until the bottoms are golden brown and the bread is cooked through as well. Keep warm in the oven while you make the remaining bread

To serve, smear some cream cheese whipped cream on each piece of warm bread. Top with some of the guava maple syrup and a mint sprig.

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