Tiramisu french toast. It’s a real treat breakfast. The kind someone makes on the morning of your Birthday for lazy bank holidays.
If you’re looking for a special breakfast that you can pass off as healthy, this is not it. Go check out my cloud eggs for that. It IS however the only excuse you need to have tiramisu pre 5pm.
This tiramisu french toast is is baked, not fried. That way the top stays crispy, golden and toasted but the bottom is a custardy, tiramisu delight.
Now there is a bit of debate in our house about this. Is it really baked french toast? Is it not bread and butter pudding? There’s no butter in it though, but there’s mascarpone- which you’d never find in french toast… It’s also breakfast, not dessert. Do you see the predicament?
I’ve left the title as is, but you can decide which fits better. Tiramisu french Toast? Tiramisu Bread Pudding?
Obviously tiramisu in any form wouldn’t be complete without coffee. I’ve made mine for the recipe in a filter coffee machine. This one is in store at Aldi at the moment for £24.99. If you’re a multiple-cups-a-morning type, you can’t go wrong with a filter machine and anything below £50 is pretty much unheard of.
The coffee maker is part of their coffee and brunch homeware collection. I really love the keep warm function on filter coffee machines like this. Perfect if you’re a multiple mug kind of coffee drinker.
The machine was given to me as a press sample, and as an Aldi shopper already, I knew what to expect. It’s really affordable. It’s great quality and does the job just as well as machines three times its price. That’s pretty much how I feel about Aldi products right across the board.
I tend to go in with a list and come out with everything I need and really then some extras that I spot on the way round and just have to have. To give you an idea, last week a cocktail shaker and a clematis slipped in to my trolley. I love a bargain and I also enjoy not knowing what I’m going to come across.
I first tried french toast / eggy bread at Guide Camp, served up by one of the kindest ladies and best cooks I’ve ever met. She’d be up earlier than anyone in the camp making full fry ups for 30, home made bread, cakes cooked in oranges on the coals… The food was always the highlight and although this french toast is miles apart from a campfire cook out, it’s always hugely nostalgic for me.
If you try out my tiramisu french toast, I’d love to know what you think – oh and help me solve the debate; baked french toast or bread pudding?
- 400g Brioche
- 150g Mascarpone
- 1 egg
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 50g chocolate chips
- freshly brewed strong coffee
- cocoa powder to dust
- Thickly slice the brioche and lay in an oven proof dish.
- Whisk together the mascarpone, egg, sugar and chocolate chips.
- Let the mixture down with strong coffee until it is the texture of double cream.
- Pour the mix over the brioche and leave to soak for 15 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 190 degrees.
- Bake for around 25 minutes or until the bread is golden and the mixture is set.
- Dust liberally with cocoa powder and serve straight away with plenty of hot coffee.