Mascarpone French Toast with Warm Blackberry Syrup

Photo: Thomas J. Story

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.

Yield: Serves 4
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 35 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 1215
  • Calories from fat: 65%
  • Protein: 26g
  • Fat: 88g
  • Saturated fat: 47g
  • Carbohydrate: 86g
  • Fiber: 7.5g
  • Sodium: 705mg
  • Cholesterol: 281mg

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

Preparation

  1. 1. Heat a charcoal grill to medium-high (450°) or set up a camp stove and use medium heat.
  2. 2. Whisk egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla together in a large bowl.
  3. 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. 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. 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.
Note:

Nutritional analysis is per serving, without bacon.

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