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01 February 2007 @ 10:50 am
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A friend sent me this recipe, and while I haven't tried it yet, I'm a huge French Toast fan, so intend to soon! But in a much smaller batch than the recipe is for!

Mascarpone-filled Chocolate French Toast

Banana-mascarpone filling:

2 small bananas

1 (16-ounce) tub mascarpone (see Note)

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1 loaf chocolate pan bread or stale chocolate quick bread (see Note)

10 large eggs

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Vegetable oil for frying

Banana creme brulee sauce:

1 quart heavy cream

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 small banana

6 to 8 small bananas, sliced

3/4 cup bittersweet chocolate shavings

For filling: Break bananas into pieces and place in blender; puree until smooth. Transfer puree to a bowl and add mascarpone and brown sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy.

Cut loaf of chocolate bread in half horizontally.

Spread mascarpone filling on bottom half; replace top half, wrap in plastic and refrigerate until filling is stiff, at least 4 or up to 24 hours.

Preheat oven to 200 degrees.

Slice loaf vertically; set aside.

Whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Brush a large skillet with vegetable oil and turn heat to medium. Place a slice of bread into egg mixture and soak for up to a minute. Fry, turning once, until both sides are golden brown.

Reserve toast on a baking sheet in warm oven while repeating dipping and frying procedure with remaining slices.

For sauce, combine cream, butter and brown sugar in a large saucepan, and bring to a boil. Turn off heat. Process banana in a blender or food processor until smooth; whisk gradually into cream mixture until smooth and thickened. (The sauce recipe may be halved.)

To serve, divide hot creme brulee sauce among plates, and place a slice of french toast on each plate. Garnish with sliced bananas and chocolate shavings.

Use bittersweet chocolate boule, or make a loaf of a favorite chocolate quick bread recipe. For a non-chocolate version, use a firm white sandwich boule.

Cream cheese may be substituted for mascarpone.


the4thmrswilsonthe4thmrswilson on February 1st, 2007 07:00 pm (UTC)
Evil, evil, evil!!! My blood sugar jumped to 500 just reading the recipe. Not to mention the drool that's now coating my keyboard. It sounds like one of those things that makes you declare "Who needs men?"

Update us when you try it!
She went that-a-way...: Pink Sundaesjinxed_wood on February 1st, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
Now that is what I call ridiculously decadent!
some_day_soling: Kaelie excitedsome_day_soling on February 1st, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
*mumble* yuummmy

*dies from imagination*
kimurho: Credendo Videskimuro on February 1st, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
I think I just re-gained five pounds from READING that!
ursus_trollkinursus_trollkin on February 2nd, 2007 04:05 am (UTC)
Thanks. I can't wait to try it.
Sophie: marmitesophiedb on February 2nd, 2007 10:25 am (UTC)
YUM!! Heart attack on a plate, but healthy than a fry-up. It's the bananas, see? Anything with fruit has to be healthy *nod nod*