So this ridiculous, carbalicious, eggy, sugar filled recipe is the last of it’s kind around here for a while (I will elaborate next week) so please soak up every last syrupy drop of goodness! This is a little riff on one of the best breakfasts ever: French toast.
I thought I would throw it out there since mother’s day is next weekend, and my mom’s favorite breakfast was always French Toast. Actually, I bet it still is. And she always, always made it with the sweet, eggy challah bread, which makes the best French toast ever.
The tiramisu flavors were just for fun to mix things up with rich mascarpone (because this wasn’t indulgent enough on it’s own, right?), espresso, vanilla and cream. And it is incredible.
By the way- I did not soak the picture slices long enough. Don’t be like me. Get your slices really, really saturated, then the French toast really becomes like a custard on the inside. To-Die-For.
Also, if you are looking for a more basic French Toast recipe, I made this one a few years ago, and that would also be an incredible one for mothers day (there is raspberry sauce involved). So, while you are pondering this, or maybe even eating this over this weekend, I will be in Las Vegas with my honey. Just the two of us. Thank Goodness. Follow along on instagram. I will do my best to remember to capture a few moments- (or not) if I am lucky!!
To make this Tiramisu French Toast, this is what you do:
In a bowl, whisk together the mascarpone, espresso, whipping cream, eggs, vanilla and salt until smooth. Slice the challah bread into about 1 inch thick slices.
Let the slices of challah soak in the mixture for at least 10 minutes.
When they are really soaked, get the pan ready.
In a heavy skillet or pan, melt enough coconut oil to generously grease the skillet and add the French toast, 2 pieces at a time.
Cook over medium heat until golden brown on each side and cooked through in the center, about 5-6 minutes.
Serve hot with syrup, whipped cream and a sprinkling of chopped pistachios.
Recipe: Tiramisu French Toast
- 8 ounces mascarpone
- 2 ounces espresso
- ½ cup whipping cream
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- pinch of salt
- pinch of cinnamon
- 8 slices challah bread
- coconut oil
- whipping cream
- In a bowl, whisk together the marscapone, espresso, whipping cream, eggs, vanilla and salt and cinnamon until smooth.
- Slice the challah bread into about 1 inch thick slices.
- Let the slices of challah soak in the mixture for at least 10 minutes.
- In a heavy skillet or pan, melt enough coconut oil to generously grease the skillet and add the French toast, 2 pieces at a time.
- Cook over medium heat until golden brown on each side and cooked through in the center, about 5-6 minutes.
- Serve hot with syrup, whipped cream and a sprinkling of chopped pistachios.
Preparation time: 20 minute(s)
Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4
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Challah french toast is the BEST! And I’ve been having a major pistachio obsession lately. This is perfect! pinned
Heather, quick, fix the spelling before anyone else reads this. It’s mascarpone not marscapone. This looks truly delicious and I want it now, if not sooner. Beautiful pictures too. Have a great time with your sweetie.
haha! thank you Maralyn! you are the best!
This looks so, so, so, GOOD! Gah! Love this recipe!
Oh my heavens. Divine, decadent gorgeous perfection.
That french toast looks amazing! Great idea!
O.M.G.!!!!!! You’ve really raised the bar! I can’t even believe this recipe! Incredible! I discovered by accident a trick when making french toast, especially for super soaked eggy bread. After it is turned the first time, if a lid is put on the pan and the temperature lowered, just enough steam is released to make the bread slightly puff into the most amazing texture, assuring it is cooked all the way through.
Have a fabulous time in Vegas. There’s a Bouchon bakery there somewhere.
1. You’re right. This *is* ridiculous. Thanks for that.
2. I have the worst time letting the bread soak enough, because it comes apart when I move it to the skillet. Any suggestions?
3. It’s 10:40. is it brunch time yet?
Mascarpone, espresso AND pistachios? Those are my 3 favorite things in the world 🙂 These look so amazing.
Just wow! This recipe is just making me drool! A must try for breakfast or an early dinner! Pinned
This is so perfect for Mothers day, I have to make it! Looks awesome!
Oh, jeez, this looks incredible. Plus, plus, plus, I just got my kids to eat french toast (they were in a waffle rut for a long, long, time) so I’m absolutely making this! Hope Vegas was fun!
How perfect for mother’s day! It’s my favorite breakfast too!
Good. Freaking. Heavens.
Love french toast! We made some for dinner last night with leftover Cinnamon Swirl Bread. These pictures look awesome! I’ve never thought to make tiramisu french toast but I’ll have to give it a go!!
I absolutely love Challah bread, and I also love Tiramisu. This is an amazing combination. What a great idea!
What is mascara one? Can I find it in a regular grocery store?
Whoops I meant mascarpone. Lol spell check
Hi Tara- it’s a thick Italian cheese and yes, it should be in the cheese section at the grocery store!
Oh Yeah!!! My no.1 all time most favorite breakfast! TY!! TY!!!