Tuesday, June 3, 2014

French Toast stuffed with cream cheese, Nutella and bananas made on a COOKINA Barbecue Reusable Grilling Sheet

I recently got a grilling package with a COOKINA Resubasble Cooking Sheet included, which couldn't have come at a better time. As things have been heating up here in Chicago, the air conditioner is running and most of our meals get prepared outdoors on the grill.

Cooking meats works out wonderfully on the grill and just about any vegetable can be easily prepared on the grill as well. However, when I wanted to make breakfast for dinner and had French toast in mind, I was thinking that it wasn't something you could just throw onto the grates and get a similar result to what you'd get from making it in a skillet or on a griddle. Then BINGO! I remembered that I had this cooking sheet to try out.

COOKINA Reusable Grilling Sheets are an alternative to aluminum foil and are non-stick and easy to clean, allowing you to cook dishes without oils. It's nice for items that might otherwise stick easily to the grates or fall or drip through (I'm thinking it will wonderful for making salmon filets.) However, it still produces those appetizing-looking grill marks.  It's also reversible and can be easily cut to size. It comes rolled up with its own scouring pad. The sheets are available at Home Depot for $14.99.

 So, since French Toast was the planned meal, I knew that if it was going on the grill it would need some kind of barrier to keep the egg from dripping through and also to prevent the direct flame from blackening the toast. The cooking sheet was a perfect solution. It kept the bread moist and prevented burning.


Here's the recipe:

5 eggs, beaten with whisk
About 3 tablespoons of milk
8 slices of bread (I used country white)
Cinnamon

Add milk to eggs and whisk together. Dip each slice of bread into egg mixture to coat on both sides. Place on top of cooking sheet on warm grill at about 350 degrees. (The sheets withstand temperatures up to 500 degrees.) Sprinkle with cinnamon. Let cook for two to three minutes and flip. Sprinkle second side with cinnamon. Remove from grill after egg coating on both sides has cooked and bread is browned.

To make "stuffed" French toast, add the topping you'd like in between two slices of French toast. I added a layer of Nutella on one slice of the toast and thin layer of cream cheese on the other slice with several banana slice in the middle. If the toast is very hot it will melt together nicely. If it's already started to cool, place the stuffed toast back on the cooking sheet on the grill for about a minute. If desired, sprinkle the top with powdered sugar and syrup.


If you decide to try out the COOKINA Grilling Sheet, be sure to share a photo of your recipe on Twitter with the hashtag #YesYouCanCOOKINA for a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas!


This delicious Stuffed French Toast recipe is one of the entries, so feel free to stop by and place a vote for Chicago Foodie Sisters. 

Also included in my summer grilling package was some Coleman's English Mustard and I'm looking forward to trying it out on some grill recipes.

For more info on COOKINA, visit www.cookina.co.

***Disclosure: I received a product sample for the purpose of a review. All opinions are my own.

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