Shai Tukrey French Toast

This amazing recipe is from none other than “the feeding therapist” on instagram. She comes up with these amazing fusion recipes that boggles my mind! If you haven’t checked out her page please go do that right now! They’re mouthwatering and utterly delicious! This recipe basically fuses traditional Pakistan shai tukrey (which is sort of like a bread pudding) with the classic french toast but leveled up with some toasted buttery croissants.


  • 5 large few days old croissants (I got mines from costco)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • few strands of saffron
  • 3 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tub of honey walnut cream cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp rose water
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar


  1. Hand tear the croissants into large chunks and pan toast them for 1-2 minutes in some butter until golden brown.
  2. Remove them off the heat once toasted and continue with the next batch until all the pieces are toasted.
  3. In a small sauce pan, heat up some heavy cream with a few strands of saffron until it comes to a simmer. Set aside and let it comes to room temperature.
  4. In a large bowl add whole milk, vanilla, cardamom, sugar, cooled down saffron heavy cream and mix well.
  5. Add in croissants to the egg/milk mixture in batches and place in a prepared buttered pie tin, alternating with small scoops cream cheese in between layers. (Use about half of the tubs)
  6. Cover with Saran Wrap and place in the fridge overnight.
  7. The next day, preheat the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake in the oven for 40 minutes. (Mid way through I added a foil loosely covering the top so nothing burns)
  8. After 40 minutes, take out the french toast, add in dollops of cream cheese over the top and place back into the oven for 10 minutes.
  9. In a small bowl lets make our whip cream. Add 1 cup of heavy cream, add in the vanilla, rose water, and mix well.
  10. Add in 2 tbsp of powdered sugar and whisk together until soft peaks form.
  11. Once the french toast is finished baking, drizzle with maple sugar, top with whip cream, and some crushed pistachios. Enjoy!

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