Brunch at home ideas from Corktown's Brooklyn Street Local - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Brunch at home ideas from Corktown's Brooklyn Street Local

Posted: Updated:
(WJBK) -

Get these recipes courtesy of Brooklyn Street Local, located at the corner of Brooklyn Street and 1266 Michigan Ave. in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood. Learn more online at www.BrooklynStreetLocal.com.

Ham and Cheddar Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients
4 tablespoons butter
Pinch ground cinnamon
8 large slices of ham, about ¼ inch thick
4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
1 large unsliced loaf Challah bread cut into 8 slices
4 large eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Nonstick cooking spray
Confectioners' sugar, for garnish
Maple Syrup, for garnish

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt butter in a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Once butter is melted add the slices of ham and sear them on both sides. When done, remove them to a dish and let them cool. Using a paring knife, cut a 2-inch-long slits in 1 side of each bread slice, cutting 3/4 of way through bread and creating pocket that leaves 3 sides of bread intact. Stuff both the ham and shredded cheddar mixture equally into the bread pockets.

In a large bowl, add eggs, heavy cream, milk, cinnamon and vanilla and whisk to combine. Pour mixture into a 13 by 9-inch casserole dish. Put the bread into the egg mixture and let soak for 3 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove the bread from egg mixture, using a spatula, letting the excess drain off.

Spray a wire rack with nonstick spray and put the rack on a baking sheet. Put the bread on the rack and transfer to the oven.

Bake the French toast until it is golden brown and filling is hot, about 20 minutes. Transfer the toast on a serving platter and garnish with confectioners' sugar and maple syrup.

Strawberry and Banana Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients
4 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar
Pinch ground cinnamon
3 ripe bananas, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
4 ounces ricotta cheese, at room temperature
1 large unsliced loaf Challah bread cut into 8 slices
4 large eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Nonstick cooking spray
Confectioners' sugar, for garnish
Maple Syrup, for garnish

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt butter in a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat. Once butter is melted add the brown sugar and pinch of cinnamon. Stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar melts into the butter and becomes a sauce. Add bananas and strawberries, and toss together. Let cook until the fruit is soft and incorporated into the sauce. Remove to a bowl and let cool completely. Once cool, add the ricotta cheese and mix with a wooden spoon.

Using a paring knife, cut a 2-inch-long slits in 1 side of each bread slice, cutting 3/4 of way through bread and creating pocket that leaves 3 sides of bread intact. Divide the fruit mixture equally among the bread pockets.

In a large bowl, add eggs, heavy cream, milk, cinnamon and vanilla and whisk to combine. Pour mixture into a 13 by 9-inch casserole dish. Put the bread into the egg mixture and let soak for 3 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove the bread from egg mixture, using a spatula, letting the excess drain off.

Spray a wire rack with nonstick spray and put the rack on a baking sheet. Put the bread on the rack and transfer to the oven.

Bake the French toast until it is golden brown and filling is hot, about 20 minutes. Transfer the toast on a serving platter and garnish with confectioners' sugar and maple syrup.

  • Recipe CollectionMore>>

  • Sarah's practically homemade samoa cookies

    Sarah's practically homemade samoa cookies

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:54:41 GMT
    Get the recipe for practically homemade samoa cookies from Brenda Harger, owner of Sarah's Cake Decorating and Candy Supplies in Troy.
    Get the recipe for practically homemade samoa cookies from Brenda Harger, owner of Sarah's Cake Decorating and Candy Supplies in Troy.
  • Sindbad's Pickerel Picatta

    Sindbad's Pickerel Picatta

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:38:00 GMT
    Get this recipe courtesy of Sinbad's chef John Flemming. Learn more at sindbads.com.
    Get this recipe courtesy of Sinbad's chef John Flemming. Learn more at sindbads.com.
  • Slurping Turtle's Shoyu Ramen

    Slurping Turtle's Shoyu Ramen

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:31:26 GMT
    Get the recipe from Takashi Yagihashi of Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor.
    Get the recipe from Takashi Yagihashi of Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor.
  • MorningsMorningsMore>>

  • Sarah's practically homemade samoa cookies

    Sarah's practically homemade samoa cookies

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:54:41 GMT
    Get the recipe for practically homemade samoa cookies from Brenda Harger, owner of Sarah's Cake Decorating and Candy Supplies in Troy.
    Get the recipe for practically homemade samoa cookies from Brenda Harger, owner of Sarah's Cake Decorating and Candy Supplies in Troy.
  • Sindbad's Pickerel Picatta

    Sindbad's Pickerel Picatta

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:38:00 GMT
    Get this recipe courtesy of Sinbad's chef John Flemming. Learn more at sindbads.com.
    Get this recipe courtesy of Sinbad's chef John Flemming. Learn more at sindbads.com.
  • Nigel Barker photographs Art Van's spring style catalog

    Nigel Barker photographs Art Van's spring style catalog

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:01:38 GMT
    Nigel Barker has teamed up with Art Van Furniture on the retailer's new 2014 Art Van Spring Style Catalog, celebrating the individuality, essence and style of American women everywhere.
    Nigel Barker has teamed up with Art Van Furniture on the retailer's new 2014 Art Van Spring Style Catalog, celebrating the individuality, essence and style of American women everywhere.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices