It's Mothers Day. Even though my son is grown up and gone, I try to make Mothers Day special for my Sweet Lady Wife.
(I still remember the Mothers Day morning many years ago when I was in the kitchen preparing breakfast. I don't remember exactly what event transpired but I remember muttering, "I screwed up". My son, about six years old at the time, was at my side 'helping'. He promptly went to his mother, patiently waiting in bead for breakfast, and said, "Daddy screwed up.")
Blackberry Stuffed French Toast
1/2 cup blackberries
1/2 cup powdered sugar
8 oz cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 loaf soft French bread
2 tablespoons butter
Beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy, then fold in the blackberries.
Whisk the eggs, milk, and almond extract together in a shallow container.
Cut slices of bread about two inches think. Cut on the diagonal instead of straight across the loaf. Cut a pocket into each slice and spoon in 2-3 spoonfulls of the blackberry mixture. Dip the slices in the egg mixture and let them sit for a few minutes.
Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Melt the butter and put the slices in the pan. Cook slowly until golden brown.