Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:17)

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

1 cup sliced strawberries

t. lemon juice

t. lemon zest

4 T. sugar

4 (1" thick) slices of French bread

1 cup low fat milk

2 t. vanilla extract

t. baking powder

4 egg whites

2 eggs

3 t. butter

Fresh strawberries

Strawberry or maple syrup

Pre-heat oven to 400F. Mix together the 1 cup of strawberries, the lemon juice and zest and 2 T. sugar. Set aside. Cut bread slices in half and cut a slit in each slice to form a pocket. Stuff with strawberries, secure with toothpicks. Place slices in a 13" X 9" greased or buttered baking dish. In a saucepan, combine milk, sugar, vanilla, baking powder and eggs. Mix well. Pour over stuffed bread, turning to coat. Chill for 30-60 minutes, turning bread pieces occasionally. Grease another 13" x 9" baking pan. Move bread pieces to this second pan and bake for 3-6 minutes on each side. Serve warm with syrup and additional strawberries. Makes 4 servings.