Sunday, August 9, 2015

Mascarpone French Toast with Orange Syrup

Hi there!
Well, the hubby and I got our college girl moved back to her college apartment and high school girl will be starting back to school in a couple of weeks.  While everyone was still together, we spent a lot of time together as a family accomplishing lots of summer bucket list activities.  We "eeeked" out so much summer fun from drive-in movies to farmer's markets to vacations to outdoor concerts.  Of course, we had one final send off breakfast before we all get back into our school year grooves.  Kick off your school year groove with this delicious French toast recipe.  
It's also a fabulous Saturday morning breakfast!

Mascarpone French Toast topped with Orange Syrup tastes like something you would get for breakfast at a restaurant.  Oh my gosh!  What a way for getting into the groove of school or just beginning your weekend.

Sweet, creamy mascarpone cheese sandwiched between two pieces of bread.
Sounds amazing right?

What's even more incredible is the home-made orange syrup...makes you want to lick the plate!

Ingredients for orange syrup:
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp orange zest
In a medium sized pot, bring all ingredients to a boil.  Reduce heat to simmer.  Simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened.
Ingredients to make French Toast:
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
10 slices of white bread, quartered
3 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/2 Tbsp orange zest
butter for cooking French Toast
powdered sugar for dusting
chopped walnuts
With an electric mixer, whip together mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar until creamy.  On half the quartered pieces of white bread, place a heaping tablespoon of sweetened mascarpone cheese.  Top with remaining quartered pieces of bread to create a sandwich.  In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, milk and orange zest.  Place some butter into a large skillet over medium high heat.  Dip each mini sandwich into the egg mixture and then into the heated, butter skillet.  Cook 1-3 minutes per side and then flip.  Remove from heat.  Dust with powdered sugar, orange syrup, a dollop of extra mascarpone cheese and chopped walnuts.

This home-made orange syrup is so yummy.  Pour it over your Mascarpone French Toast or over any French Toast or pancakes you serve.  It's such a fun way to move away from ol' maple syrup.  Kind of says summer too.

The combo is so I said, worthy of licking the plate!

French Toast never looked and tasted more delicious!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet,

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