Cheese in French Toast may seem like a strange idea, but this sweet cheese adds a nice tang to a syrupy mouthful of this breakfast treat. It melts to a very soothing consistency that is similar to warm Ricotta. The best breads to use with this recipe are unsliced loaves of Brioche or Challah because they are rich, soft breads. Slice the loaves twice as thick as you normally would (at least one-inch thick). Once the loaf is sliced, cut each slice as though you were going to make two slices out of it, but leave the slices connected for an inch at the end. Using pre-sliced bread also works. It just makes flipping the French Toast more difficult.
1. Place a slice of cheese inside (or between) each slice of bread.
2. In a flat, wide-mouthed bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and cinnamon.
3. Melt enough butter in a large skillet to generously coat the bottom. Turn heat to the to medium-low.
4. Soak the stuffed bread in the egg mixture to coat both sides. Place the coated bread in the skillet and cook until browned, about five minutes. Flip the toast and cook on the other side until browned. Continue until all of the slices have been toasted. If necessary, keep the toast warm in a low oven.
5. Serve the toast with butter, syrup, and fresh fruit.