Elegant French toast stuffed with mascarpone cheese and raspberry is a perfect breakfast in bed for a special someone.
6 slices bread
2 tbsp. mascarpone
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 tbsp. milk
1/4 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon butter
1/2 tablespoon oil
1 tbsp. powdered sugar
Additional raspberries and powdered sugar for garnishing
Whisk milk, egg, almond or vanilla extract in a bowl to blend.
Using 2.5-inch heart shape cookie cutter cut two hearts from each bread slice. Spread mascarpone cheese on heart slices. Place one raspberry on each heart and press them gently. Sprinkle raspberries with powdered sugar. Top each with another bread heart. Press on bread to compact. Place each sandwich in egg mixture; allow soaking for couple of seconds on each side. In a large skillet, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add sandwiches to skillet and cook until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side.
Transfer sandwiches to plates. Garnish with raspberries and powdered sugar.