Sunday, November 9, 2008

Marscapone Stuffed French Toast with Fried Apples

We've been on a pancake kick at our house lately. First it was the pumpkin pancakes. Then, we made those delightful whole grain pancakes with a touch of whole grain pancakes with a touch of granola. It was starting to feel as if we were stuck in a rut.

So, this week, we decided to change gears and make up a nice batch of French toast. Initially, it started with a pretty basic craving (which I probably wouldn't have considered particularly blog-worthy). But, by the time I got to the store to buy the loaf of bread to get us started, the French toast concept had gotten a bit out of hand.

First of all, I fell in love with a loaf of cranberry nut bread. But, really -- take a look at that --is it any wonder?
I also remembered that I had a container of marscapone cheese in the fridge that needed to be used. So, I got to thinking -- maybe the two would play nicely together. I sliced the cranberry nut bread quite thick, leaving enough room for a pocket. Then, I mixed a bit of cinnamon and sugar into the marscapone... which, of course, made me all drooly inside.
I packed a nice amount of the marscapone inside the neat little pocket I'd made in each slice of bread.
And I tossed together a couple of eggs with some milk and a bit more sugar.
And, because he likes to be involved in the more violent aspects of cooking, Peef was good enough to whip it into a frenzy.
We nestled the stuffed bread into the eggy batter, and coated both sides nicely.
And then we threw the french toast onto a hot griddle, which had been rubbed down with a pat of butter.
While the French toast was cooking, I did my thing with a couple of sliced apples, which I figured would make a decidedly delightful topping. And that turned out to be true enough.
These slices of French toast were quite the indulgence. The cranberry nut bread caramelized nicely on the outside, the fruit in the bread offered intrigue, and the creamy marscapone mingled with the slightly firm, tart apples... making it feel like a genuinely special occasion.

This was some of the best weekend French toast I've ever had. And considering the chill in the air, I'd say it was downright perfect. So, I wrote it down. Cuz we'll definitely be doing it again.

Marscapone Stuffed French Toast with Fried Apples

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16 comments:

  1. I bet this was amazing! The perfect bread for a beautiful Sunday breakfast!

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  2. That looks simply wonderful!!!

    And to think I was raiding the Halloween candy for breakfast this morning!1

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  3. That looks outrageously incredible. Coming to a sautee pan near me sometime soon.

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  4. I'd eat that every morning if I could.

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  5. Oh yes it does look good! I'm gonna have to try this, I'm planning on making some potato bread tomorrow, I like the pocket idea!

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  6. You guys are becoming the rulers of all things breakfast! I love the cranberry loaf, and of course you take it to new heights with the cheese and apples :) Beautiful job.

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  7. Mascarpone is like bacon. It makes everything better. I am loving this recipe. I've had many variations on cream-cheese-stuffed french toast, but never had it with mascarpone. Pure genius!

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  8. Whoa. Mascarpone, cranberry, apples? Best french toast ever indeed. I would still douse mine with maple syrup-- I think it goes well! :)

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  9. Ohhhh, CRAZY. That french toast looks amazing! I want some.

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  10. All the ingredients combined together sounds so yummilicious!!! I do not usually have breakfast (I know, bad habit!) but with your creative recipes, I just might turn over a new leaf! :)

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  11. whoooooaaaa. now that's an idea! i want to try stuffed french toast now...maybe stuffed with bananas and nutella?

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  12. For the record, I am not a violent person.

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  13. That's very glamourous french toast. I really think this recipe and the topping with apple is a great idea.
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and letting me find yours.

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