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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.

MAKES 12 TO 16 SERVINGS


 
 
 
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*