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mascarpone stuffed french toast
french toast with strawberry compote
french toast with strawberry compote

One of my favorite Dallas area restaurants is the Whiskey cake - Everything I have tried there is top notch. It's the restaurant I take my out of town guests to for brunch and they all love it. One of my favorite brunch items is the stuffed french toast. The stuffing has varied every time I have been there - everything from bananas, peanut butter and cheese. Once you try one of their stuffed french toast, its hard to go back to traditional french toast. 

Today's recipe is inspired by the stuffed french toast at Whiskey cake, but instead of the peanut butter or banana filling - I am using my favorite cheese - mascarpone cheese.  it is a sweet creamy Italian cheese that add that extra uhm to any dish.

Then to finish it off, I made a quick strawberry sauce. 

french toast
french toast

What you need

  • 4 slices bread
  • 6 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons butter

How to

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, vanilla extract, salt and cinnamon. Make two mascarpone cheese sandwich (load up on the mascapone as much you like). Heat a large skillet over medium ro medium low heat. Gently dip each into the egg mixture, till it is fully submerged and covering all sides. Let most of the egg drip off. 

Place butter into skillet and place bread into skillet to cook till golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes on both sides. Repeat with remaining bread.

Serve with berries, syrup, whipped cream or this strawberry sauce (recipe below)

Strawberry Sauce

strawberry compote

What you need

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup diced strawberries 
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

How to:

Add sugar, strawberries and water to a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Then turn heat down and let it simmer, until strawberries is tender, mash with a fork till you have your desired consistency. Take off heat, let it cool for a few minutes and serve over french toast.

mascapone stuffed french toast