Strawberry Cheesecake French Toast
1 cup mashed fresh strawberries
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
*Preheat an oven to 100 degrees F ( 40 degrees C).
*Heat mashed strawberries and 1/2 cup white sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
*Mix cornstarch and water together in a bowl, then stir into the strawberries.
*Cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer while preparing remaining ingredients, stirring occasionally.
*Whisk together the milk and eggs in a bowl; set aside.
*Mash cream cheese, vanilla extract, and 3/4 cup white sugar in a bowl until smooth.
*Spread the cream cheese mixture over a triangle-shaped piece of bread, and top with another piece. Repeat with remaining bread and cream cheese mixture to make 8 triangle-shaped sandwiches.
*Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
*Dip the sandwiches into the egg mixture, 2 or 3 at a time, and place in the skillet.
*Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
*Transfer pan-fried sandwiches to a baking sheet and place in the preheated oven to keep warm while cooking remaining sandwiches.
*To serve, top French toast with warm strawberry glaze and sliced fresh strawberries and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream