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Get Egg-cited for BRUNCH with Chef Amy

Get Egg-cited for BRUNCH with Chef Amy

Welcome spring with a Champagne toast and BRUNCH!

In our kitchen this morning, Amy von Eiff, Owner & Executive Chef, A Cut Above Catering, shares why now is the perfect time to plan a brunch! And on her menu today? A Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole AND Avocado Toast!

Get Egg-cited for BRUNCH with Chef Amy

Let’s Get EGG-cited and Brunch COOKING CLASS – Thursday, March 26th
Come see A Cut Above at the Taste of Carmel March 5, 2020 at 6:30pm
502 Event Center – Carmel

A Cut Above’s Instructional Cooking Class Schedule
Come see A Cut Above at the Taste of Carmel VIP Party March 5, 2020 at
5:00pm pm 502 Event Center – Carmel

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BLUEBERRY CREAM CHEESE FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE
for Casserole
● 1 large loaf french bread – about 8 cups
○ day old bread is best
● 8 eggs
● 2 1/2 cups half and half
● 1/3 cup sugar
● 2 teaspoons cinnamon
● 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
● 1/2 teaspoon salt
● 1 cup fresh blueberries
○ tossed in 1 tablespoon of flour to keep from bleeding
● 1 8 ounce package cream cheese
○ for easier cutting put in freezer for 15 minutes
● 1/4 cup raw sugar for sprinkling on top (optional)
for Blueberry Sauce
● 1 cup water
● 1/2 cup sugar
● 2 tablespoons cornstarch
● 2 cups blueberries
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BLUEBERRY CREAM CHEESE FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE
PREP TIME: 20 min COOK TIME: 1 hour TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 20 min
for Casserole
● Butter a 9 x 13 casserole dish.
● Cut french bread into 2 inch cubes and set aside.
● In a large bowl, combine eggs, half and half, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt.
Whisk until completely mixed.
● Put one half of the bread cubes in prepared dish.
● Top with half cream cheese cubes and half cup of blueberries.
● Add remaining bread cubes and top with remaining cream cheese and additional
half cup of blueberries.
● Pour egg mixture over bread cubes. Pressing mixture down so completely soaked
by egg mixture.
● Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
● Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
● Remove plastic wrap and sprinkle casserole with raw sugar.
● Cover the casserole with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
● Remove foil and bake an additional 20-30 minutes or until the center is firm.
● Cool slightly and serve with blueberry sauce.
for Blueberry Sauce
● In a small saucepan, combine sugar, water and cornstarch until simmering.
● Add blueberries and simmer for 10 minutes. Using a fork or whisk, slightly break
up the blueberries to desired consistency.
● Cool slightly before serving.
ENJOY!

BLUEBERRY CREAM CHEESE FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE
● The bread is best when it is a day old so that it absorbs the liquid.
● Toss the blueberries in flour prior to preparation to keep them from bleeding.
● The egg and bread has to sit 2 hours or overnight. Can be made 2 days in
advance.
● Freeze the cream cheese for 15 minutes to make cutting into cubes easier.
● Feeds 8-10 people.
● Comes with a blueberry sauce recipe that takes only 10 minutes and it is super
simple and makes enough to outlast the last bite of this casserole.
● You can use frozen blueberries but fresh is best.
● Sprinkle the casserole with raw sugar so the top is crunchy.
Inspire Your Inner Chef !
3/2020 www.acutabovecatering.com Content © 2018 -2020 A Cut Above Catering

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