Baked Blueberry-Mascarpone French Toast
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour
OMG!! This is fantabulous! Day after Christmas breakfast 2 years in a row. We all loved it. My 13x9 baking dish does not hold the entire egg mixture. BE CAREFUL. First year I did well by not adding all the mixture. Second year I put it all in and we a had a major smoke issue!! Had to scoop some out but it was still delicious. Looking forward to Christmas 2021!! YUM!
Just made this for brunch and it was a huge hit! I’m not a huge fan of mascarpone cheese, I prefer the subtle sweetness of American cream cheese, so I added a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the cheese and sugar mixture and it was PERFECT! Someone commented that the bottom layer of bread was soggy - it was, but it was more like a perfect bread pudding. I will definitely make this again, maybe with additional fruits.
I thought this was good, but not great. I cut the recipe in half and put it in an 8x8. We had to bake it an extra 15 minutes because the bottom was just really soggy and even after that it was still a little mushy. I thought the addition of blueberries was delicious. Unfortunately the taste of the mascarpone didn't really stand out. I feel like you could easily make this recipe using cream cheese instead (and it's cheaper). I'm a little upset with myself that I wasted our mascarpone on this recipe. Overall this was good, but there are better "overnight" french toast bakes out there.
Great recipe..definitely a keeper!
i too was guilty of not reading the complete recipe and thinking hmmmm!.... anyway,i'm a sugarholic i added more sugar both times, it came out fantastic.
This recipe looks really wonderful and if you use your head and read the WHOLE recipe before submitting a review you would know that the recipe calls for both cubed and sliced bread. Can't wait to try it out!
Of course it is the same recipe as the picture. Didn'you finish reading it. It is topped with slices.
Wake up, folks! Your photo does NOT match the recipe. Recipe has cubed bread, not whole slices.
Wow, this is like restaurant quality in my very own kitchen. i scored big points making and serving this surprise. excellant!
This sounds absolutely fabulous. I shall try it as soon as the first blueberries are out!