Panettone French Toast
Great for a special breakfast or brunch. Easy but so delicious. Taken from Giada (Everyday Italian).
- Ready In:
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons whipping cream
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 lb loaf panettone, baking paper removed
- 6 large eggs
- 3⁄4 cup whipping cream
- 3⁄4 cup whole milk
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1⁄2 cup mascarpone cheese
- powdered sugar, for dusting
- To make the syrup: Combine 1 cup of water and brown sugar in a heavy medium saucepan.
- Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
- Boil until the syrup reduces to 1 cup, about 10 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and whisk in the cream and cinnamon.
- Keep the syrup warm. (The syrup can be made 1 day ahead. Cool, then cover and refrigerate. Rewarm before serving.).
- Meanwhile, prepare the French toast: Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
- Trim the bottom crust of the panettone.
- Starting at the bottom end of the panettone, cut it crosswise into 6 (3/4-inch thick) round slices (reserve the top piece for toast!).
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until well blended.
- Add the cream, milk, and sugar and whisk until well mixed.
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter on a large nonstick griddle over medium heat.
- Dip 3 slices of panettone into the custard, turning to allow both sides to absorb the custard.
- Grill the soaked panettone slices until they are golden brown and firm to the touch, about 4 minutes per side.
- Transfer the French toast to a baking sheet and keep them warm in the oven.
- Repeat with the remaining butter, panettone slices, and custard.
- Transfer the French toast to plates.
- Dollop the mascarpone atop each.
- Lightly dust with the powdered sugar.
- Drizzle the cinnamon syrup over and around the French toast and serve immediately.
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Absolutely delicious! Definitely worth trying if you at all enjoy French toast! Loved the cinnamon syrup! The only thing I did not include was the final dusting with powdered sugar! Served for breakfast when my son & DIL were here & we were all in agreement ~ WONDERFUL! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]Reply
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