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Mascarpone French Toast with Warm Blackberry Syrup

Photo: Thomas J. Story
Total time 35 mins
Yield Serves 4
Sealegs Kayaking Adventures, based on Vancouver Island, B.C., starts the morning by serving its guests this creation. Sealegs' recipes come from Edible Canada, a culinary tourism company that champions Canadian products.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups cold mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons blackberry liqueur
  • 8 thick (3/4 in.) slices of day-old wide French bread, such as bâtard
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Cooked bacon

Nutrition Information

  • calories 1215
  • caloriesfromfat 65 %
  • protein 26 g
  • fat 88 g
  • satfat 47 g
  • carbohydrate 86 g
  • fiber 7.5 g
  • sodium 705 mg
  • cholesterol 281 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat a charcoal grill to medium-high (450°) or set up a camp stove and use medium heat.

  2. Whisk egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla together in a large bowl.

  3. Stir mascarpone, remaining 1 tsp. vanilla, and the liqueur together in another bowl. Spread mascarpone mixture over 4 bread slices; top with remaining slices.

  4. Cook maple syrup and berries in a small covered saucepan until berries start to break down, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

  5. Heat a large heavy frying pan or 2 smaller ones; swirl butter in pan(s). Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, then cook, turning once, until crisp and browned, 4 to 8 minutes total. Serve French toast with syrup and bacon.

Cook's Notes

Nutritional analysis is per serving, without bacon.

Edible Canada, Vancouver, B.C.