Strawberry mascarpone French toast

    41 min

    This is a deluxe version of French toast: two slices of French toast stacked like sandwich and filled with mascarpone and strawberries. This is my mother's recipe; she always used stale brioche, which is especially good for French toast.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 50g mascarpone, at room temperature
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
    • 8 to 10 thick slices white bread or stale brioche
    • 2 eggs
    • 250ml milk
    • 1 tablespoon orange flower water
    • 40g caster sugar
    • 1 knob butter for frying
    • 9 to 11 fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
    • whipped cream (optional)
    • chocolate shavings (optional)

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:26min  ›  Ready in:41min 

    1. In a small bowl stir mascarpone with vanilla sugar till smooth. Set to one side.
    2. In a large shallow plate beat eggs and milk, then stir in orange flower water and sugar.
    3. Preheat your oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    4. Heat butter in a non stick frying pan. Dip bread slices in the egg mixture and fry on both sides till nicely browed, about two minutes on each side.
    5. Transfer the finished slices on a plate lined with kitchen paper. Spread some mascarpone mixture on each slice and top with sliced strawberries, about 2 strawberries for each. Top with a second slice.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Serve with whipped cream and chocolate shavings if desired.

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