Fabulous French Toast

Chef Sherry Yard

This isn’t a classic french toast by any stretch of the imagination. This is double layered stuffed french toast coated with cornflakes and is going to blow any other breakfast out of the water. Chef Sherry Yard shares her secrets for this ultimate french toast experience.



    • 4 slices Challah, sliced into 1” slices
    • 4 Eggs
    • 1 cup Heavy Cream
    • ¼ cup Milk
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
    • Pinch Cinnamon
    • Pinch Nutmeg
    • Pinch Ginger
    • 1 Tablespoon Granulated Sugar
    • 1 cup Cream Cheese
    • Zest of 1 Orange
    • 4 Strawberries, sliced
    • 2 cups Cereal Corn Flakes, lightly crushed
    • 2-4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
    • More strawberries, blueberries, and/or raspberries for topping
    • Maple Syrup
    • Powdered Sugar


    1. In a medium or large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, milk, and vanilla extract.
    2. Mix your spices into your sugar and then add them to your egg custard and whisk it together.
    3. Add your zest to your cream cheese and mix it together.
    4. Schmear a thin layer of the zested cream cheese one one side of the challah. Layer on the strawberries then sandwich another slice of the challah. You can add whatever you like in the middle such as chocolate chips, too!
    5. Next, dip your french toast sandwiches into the egg custard and let it really soak it up, around 15-20 seconds for each side of your sandwich. Then immediately dip that into a bowl filled with your crushed cereal. Make sure to cover all of it with the cereal!
    6. While you let your second sandwich soak, heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 Tablespoons of butter to your pan and let it melt, if it starts to brown, take it off the flame. Finish coating your second sandwich, then add both sandwiches to the pan. Let them cook 2-3 minutes on each side until they’re nice and caramelized. After you’ve flipped them, you can add extra butter into the pan and flip them again to get them a little more caramelized.
    7. Slice them in half to see the beautiful cream cheesy and berry inside and then top them off with maple syrup, powdered sugar, and more berries.

About the Chef

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Chef Sherry Yard

Sherry Yard is a celebrated chef, consultant, presenter, and author. She has won 3 James Beard Awards and was inducted into their Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America. She is the author of 2 award winning cookbooks, Secrets of Baking and Desserts by the Yard, and is currently working on her 3rd: Cookies by the Yard. In 2021, she opened her dream shop, Bakery by the Yard, where she whips up seasonal sweets, custom cakes, hand painted cookies, teaches the craft of baking, and consults for wildly successful hospitality industry clients. Sherry has received accolades from renowned publications such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and many others. Her pastry creations became staples at events such as the Academy Awards, Governors Ball, the Grammy Awards, and the Emmy Awards, where she could be spotted in her iconic pink chef’s jacket in support of breast cancer awareness. Sherry has appeared on over 30 television cooking programs spanning ABC, Food Network, Cooking Channel, and Bravo.