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NEW YORK (WLNY) – Omar Giner – who won a Throw Down with Bobby Flay challenge – stopped by The Couch studios with a recipe for a guava stuffed French toast.

His restaurant, La Isla, is a favorite on Washington Street in Hoboken, N.J.

More: Hoboken’s 7 Best Slices Of Pizza

For more information about Chef Giner’s La Isla Restaurant, click here.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe (.pdf) 

Omar Giner’s Stuffed French Toast

Equipment

  • Standard Mixer 5 Quart (Kitchen Aid)
  • Pastry Bag
  • Rubber Scraper
  • 6 or 7 inch Paring Knife
  • Can Opener
  • Strainer
  • Shaker
  • 10 inch Nonstick Sauté Pan
  • Oven
  • Wire Whisk
  • Stainless Steel Bowl
  • Size Sheet Pan or Shallow Baking Dish

Complete List of Ingredients

  • Pullman style loaf, 4 slices (refrigerated)
  • 5 oz. diced strawberries
  • 3 oz guava shells (preferably LaFe)
  • 1 tablespoon guava marmalade plus additional for drizzling (preferably LaFe)
  • 4 ounce cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoon soft unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon butter plus additional for sautéing
  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • 6 extra large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 oz. of whole milk
  • 4 oz. evaporated milk
  • 10 oz. cornflakes
  • 6 oz. sliced almonds

Filling

  • 5 ounces diced strawberries
  • 3 ounces drained & diced guava shells
  • 1 tablespoon guava marmalade
  • 4 ounce cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoon soft unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon butter plus additional for sautéing
  • First cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar together till sugar is dissolved.
  • Add marmalade and mix till incorporated, then fold in strawberries and guava shells using the rubber scraper .
  • Place mixture in pastry bag and gently pipe mixture into the bread slices
  • Refrigerate with the incision side up for 20 min
  • Ready for the egg batter.

Egg Batter

  • 6 XL eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 ounces whole milk
  • 4 ounces evaporated milk
  • In a bowl mix all ingredients well

Breading

In a bowl crush cornflakes and almonds together