Tiramisu French Toast.
I have very important news.
I bought some bread. It was not whole wheat. It was delicious. And fluffy. Soft and pillow-like too.
Then I invested in some cheese. Not just any kind of cheese. Mascarpone cheese. Which I can never spell. Or say.
And for the shocking finale, I picked up some butter. Sweet cream butter.
It’s what I walked into the kitchen some 20 years ago and found my brother eating, fingerful by fingerful, perched on the kitchen table.
It’s what I live and breathe by.
[I say that like you haven’t noticed. ]
And it’s also what this French toast took a bath in last week.
Now that is a bath I’d like to have.
You probably weren’t expecting such a decadent breakfast on a Monday morning. You probably weren’t expecting to have to change your breakfast plans rightthisminute and make a pit stop at the store so you could make this morning treat. Today. Today, I tell you. It is a must.
It’s just your basic build-it-yourself French toast. It’s easy. No rules. No fancy stuff. Soak, fry, spread, fork. In that order.
Tiramisu French Toast
- 1 loaf challah bread
- 8 whole eggs
- 1/4 cup cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup mascarpone cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
- 1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 tablespoons butter
- maple syrup for serving
- sliced strawberries for serving
- Sliced one loaf of challah bread into 1-inch thick slices. In a large baking dish, combine eggs, cream, vanilla extract, sugar, cinnamon and 1/2 tablespoon instant coffee powder and whisk together. Lay bread in dish and let soak in the egg mixture for about 30 seconds each side.
- Heat a skillet on medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of butter. Add french toast and fry until golden brown. Flip (adding more butter if needed, use your judgement) and fry on other side. Repeat with remaining slices of bread and tablespoons of butter.
- Mix mascarpone cheese with honey and remaining coffee powder and spread on french toast slices while warm. Sprinkle with cocoa powder and serve with syrup and strawberries.
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I have an inkling that tonight Mr. How Sweet is going to sit down and attempt to educate me on why cheese is not an investment. I will not listen. Nor will I agree.
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182 Comments on “Tiramisu French Toast.”
That looks incredible! I looooooove tiramisu. And French toast! Brilliant. :)
HOLY YUM! If only I hadn’t already eaten breakfast…maybe this can be lunch?! ;-)
Tiramisu, yes! French toast, please! What a decadent combination!
Tiramisu is one of my all time favorite desserts. I think you should be able to invest in cheese if you want to.
I looove tiramisu. And anything that I can eat with cheese for breakfast, I’m done! Yum!
Incredible Jessica!!! Looks amazing :)
My mom’s favorite dessert is Tiramisu – totally printing out this recipe for her :)
It’s my favorite too!
Oh. my. word. That looks delicious! And the best part is, I could make it here!! whoohoo! :D
Man, I’ve been craving French Toast all weekend.
oh my gosh. i don’t even know what to say…this is like a dream come true!
oh. my. goodness. This has my oatmeal feeling a little insecure this morning. I’ll have to comfort her with some extra peanut butter and assure her she really is my one true love.
cream, butter, eggs, sugar…pretty much a given things are gonna be tasty. But oh boy…these look out of this world!
I posted about my photography workshop. One of the best days of my life. Not exaggerating!
This is missing one very important component for me: booze.
I can easily remedy that.
Nothing a little rum filled french toast bath wouldn’t fix.
WOW I’m a HUGE french toast fan…….and I’ve never made or eaten french toast like THAT!!! I could just jump thru the screen for a bite! lol
Uhm, yes please.
That looks decadent! Gorgeous work. I totally say Mascarpone wrong…so that I spell it right :) And we actually had a conversation at dinner on Friday night about kids we know who ate/eat butter hahah. Interesting.
Wow. This just looks amazing! I love making french toast with challah. It’s always so delicious. As a matter of fact I just had challah french toast yesterday! (nothing quite so fancy as this though unfortunately)
Oh yum – I love tirimisu and I love love love French Toast.
My Dad eats butter by the fingerful too — and if you catch him at it he’ll just say “what?” –like what he is doing is perfectly normal :)
wow, one of the few things that would make look forward to a Monday.
Wow – I never thought you would take it to this level but I’m so glad you did. :)
My husband totally thinks cheese is an investment. We have learned that when you can’t have some things…you splurge on others…you know, to even it out. He loves really good cheeses and really I don’t blame him since he can’t have wheat or gluten. This looks insanely good!
Haha I had to laugh about the butter story. Apparently when my mum was younger, her brother’s dog ate an entire block of butter. I’m pretty sure they ended up taking him to the hospital soon after. This recipe sounds awesome! :)
Where the h e double hockey sticks do you glean your ideas from. You are the smartest woman I know.
So much decadence in one spoonful! And the best excuse to have tiramisu for breakfast.
what an amazingly creative recipe! yum.
Hmm, just when we vow to start the week off with a healthy breakfast we see this. Clearly we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to start that diet business…
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! less than 4 weeks~~
You now have to try banana bread french toast. Talk about amazing!
That sounds unreal.
This makes my bowl of greek yogurt look so sad right now!
Yes, this puts my cold cereal + banana breakfast to shame. I LOVE tiramisu, and this french toast looks like a perfect morning version of it!
So, every time I see the word “challah” all I can think is “Hollaaaa!!!” I am such a dork.
PS This looks like something I would like to bathe in, challah and all.
I do too!!
Mmm I LOVE LOVE LOVE french toast! I saw Challah bread at the market last weekend and ALM|OST picked some up because I’ve always wanted to try to make a casserole with it! Now I know, I should have bought it! Yum!
great, great idea :) anything with coffee at ALL is perfect for me for breakfast!
also – I have the same measuring spoons! Happy Monday!
Oh sweet Jesus. It’s beautiful. Coffee flavored breakfast foods are AMAZING.
shut the front door.
I need these in my life. NEED them. Bless you, Jessica.
I will be making these this weekend. Yes, I will.
Oh, my wow, investment is right. That mascarpone is crazy expensive! Somewhere I saw a recipe for making your own…I need to look that up again…
These look fantastic. I LOVE tiramisu.
This is just cruel. It’s 10:53pm and I’ve already made myself sick tonight eating pandan cake, and now I want this despite my tummy pains.
I know Mr. How Sweet probably wouldn’t be okay with that last proposal, so I am going to once again suggest that when the time comes that you are ready to hire a personal-assistant/dish-washer/taste-tester/Mrs. How Sweets New BFF [you are SO much hotter than Paris Hilton] that you look to me.
Just think about how wonderful it would be for you never having to do another dish! [ask Julie. I was a pro-dish washer at Savvy Thanksgiving!]
I’m also a nice shopping companion.
I will never tell you to put the caramel back on the shelf.
Or the shoes.
You can count on me.
Plus, I can provide you with Reagan fun facts. ;)
xoxox LOVE YOU.
[Thanks for the support!!]
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Oh I’m so hungry and there’s not any marscapone within 60 miles. You’re in big trouble!
Um… yes, please!
You’re a breakfast idol. The Challah must make all the difference. This looks so chewy and wonderful I think I might drool on my keyboard.
Oh and if you need backup to support your claim that cheese is an investment, come find me. Cheese = love.
Good God, woman! This looks amazing!
Good food is always an investment. At least that’s what I tell Meeker when I spend too much at the grocery store. It makes me happy…and anything that makes me happy HAS to be worth it, right?
Also, I wish I wasn’t already at work so that I could make this. Can I start my maternity leave 3 weeks before the baby is due??
I vote yes.
I ate butter by the fingerful when I was a kid. Everyone thinks I’m disgusting so say hi to your brother for me ;).
This might be the best french toast idea I’ve ever seen! YUM
Oooh I love challah bread french toast… AND tiramisu, brilliant!
Great photography and this looks amazing!! Can’t wait to try it!
this looks incredible!!!! I am a huge fan of mascarpone. When I make Pumpkin Oats, I love to mix mascarpone with honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract and then dump it on top of the oats. It is by far the best part of the whole bowl. It slowly melts into the oats too which makes it even better!!!!
using the challah bread is so necessary! :)