Saturday Night Munchies = Sunday Brunch

Mascarpone French Toast w/ berries, agave, mint & orange zest

Watched my first episode of Brunch with Bobby on Cooking Channel tonight. It was the New Orleans episode, and he made this awesome bananas foster french toast that looked incredible. I had a night in and an acute case of the Saturday Night Munchies, so I used his recipe as inspiration, but toned down the richness, eliminated the ‘bananas foster’ part and had a great snack that wasn’t as laden with guilt. Great idea for an elegant dessert without much work, or a beautiful Sunday brunch. Enjoy.

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Ingredients

  • 2 slices bread (I used wheat, I’m sure a thick white would be even better – croissant, brioche, etc)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup, cream
  • 1/2 cup, lowfat milk
  • 1 tbsp, cinnamon
  • 1 tsp, chinese five spice
  • 1 tbsp, powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp, pure vanilla extract (thank you cousin Melody)
  • 1 tbsp, butter
  • 1 tsp, EVOO
  • 1 handful, fresh berries
  • 4-5 mint leaves
  • 1 small orange, zest of
  • agave syrup, to taste

Directions

  • whisk together eggs, sugar, cream, milk, cinnamon, chinese five spice, vanilla
  • put slices of bread in baking dish or flat surface and cover with the egg mixture. allow to sit for 10+ minutes, or until bread has thoroughly absorbed most of the mixture.
  • heat sautée pan to medium-high, add butter & EVOO, melt until hot but not smoking
  • place bread in pan and cook until browned and near-crisp on both sides, approximately 3 minutes per side
  • transfer french toast to plate
  • add powdered sugar, syrup, more cinnamon to toast
  • add dollop of mascarpone as topping for toast
  • add berries, garnish with mint
  • Oh yeahhhhhhhh – THAT is delicious. Thanks, Bobby!

 

 

 

 

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