Croissant French Toast with Lemon Mascarpone Cheese

Croissant French Toast with Lemon Mascarpone Recipe

Embark on a culinary journey with our delightful Croissant French Toast, generously adorned with a luxurious Lemon Mascarpone Cheese spread. This breakfast masterpiece is an exquisite blend of soft, crispy croissants and a decadent mascarpone filling—a royal treat for those leisurely weekend mornings.

Croissant French Toast with Lemon Mascarpone Cheese

Treat yourself to a royal breakfast on a lazy weekend morning. A great way to utilise fresh or old croissants with a soft, crispy french toast and decadent mascarpone spread.

French Toast Croissants and Filling

  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 4 Croissants
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Mascarpone Cheese
  • Raspberry Jam
  • Fresh Berries (of your choice)
  • 1 Tbs Honey
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Lemons

Home Made Mascarpone

  • 1 Cup Heavy whipping Cream
  • 1 Tbs Vanilla Extract
  1. Mix one cup of mascarpone cheese with the zest of 2 large lemons and add the honey and vanilla. Mix well.
  2. Beat the eggs and milk in a bowl, then dip the croissant halves in the mix. Heat 2-3 tbs of oil and gently toast the halves, turning over after a minute or so.
  3. Spread raspberry Jam on the bottom half of the croissant
  4. Top each croissant half with 1 tbs of the mascarpone.
  5. Add the fresh berries and press the 2 halves together.
  6. Drizzle with Honey and serve.

To make homemade mascarpone

  1.  Pour the heavy cream in a saucepan, and slowly bring to a low simmer (180 °F). Let it simmer for 2-3 minutes over low heat, then add the fresh lemon juice, and simmer for another 3 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, and allow to cool off to room temperature. It will thicken slightly but will not curd. Line a strainer with 4 layers of cheesecloth and place over a bowl. Pour the cream in the strainer, tie the ends of the cheesecloth together, and cover with plastic wrap. Leave in the fridge overnight for a softer mascarpone cheese, or longer for a harder consistency.

The Origins of French Toast:

Historically, French toast dates back centuries, with variations found in cultures around the world. The concept of soaking bread in a mixture of eggs and milk can be traced to medieval times, making it a delightful testament to culinary ingenuity. Our Croissant French Toast pays homage to this timeless tradition, infusing it with a modern twist using buttery croissants.

What Croissant French Toast Tastes Like:

The result is a symphony of textures and flavors—soft and pillowy croissants meet the rich, custodial embrace of the egg and milk mixture. The French toast acquires a golden, crispy exterior while maintaining a sumptuously tender inside. The crowning glory is the Lemon Mascarpone spread, adding a zesty and velvety layer of indulgence. It's a harmonious balance of sweetness, creaminess, and a hint of citrus brightness.

What to Serve With Croissant French Toast:

To complete this regal breakfast experience, we recommend serving the Croissant French Toast with a side of fresh berries and a drizzle of honey. The burst of fruity freshness and the golden sweetness of honey elevate the dish to a true morning delight. Pair it with your favourite hot beverage, be it coffee, tea, or a refreshing mimosa, for a breakfast that feels like a celebration.

Indulge in the opulence of our Croissant French Toast with Lemon Mascarpone—a culinary ode to the timeless charm of French toast, enriched with modern elegance. Bon appétit!

Monte Cristo Croissant Sandwich Recipe

A heavenly combination of sweet and savoury within a flakey buttery croissant. Try this Monte Cristo Croissant Sandwich Recipe today.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served with this Monte Cristo Sandwich! You can’t go wrong with a warm, buttery crust that is melted together to create a classic sandwich. These sandwiches come together easily and can be baked in the oven using aluminium foil.

Monte Cristo Croissant Recipe

A heavenly combination of sweet and savoury within a flakey buttery croissant.

  • 4 Noisette Croissants
  • 4 Tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 8 Slices Swiss Cheese
  • 8 Slices Black Forest Ham
  • 1/4 Cup Raspberry Jam
  • Powdered Sugar (For dusting)
  • Aluminum Foil (For wrapping)
  1. Preheat oven to 180°
  2. Slice each croissant in half. Spread the inside of the bottom half of the croissant with 1 tbs cream cheese. Top with one slice of swiss cheese, then one fourth of the ham and top with another slice of swiss cheese. Repeat for all 4 sandwiches.
  3. Wrap each sandwich in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the ham is heated through.
  5. Serve dusted with powdered sugar and dipped in Raspberry Jam

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What is a Monte Cristo?

A Monte Cristo is a fried ham and cheese sandwich, a variation of the French croque-monsieur. In the 1930s–1960s, American cookbooks had recipes for this sandwich under such names as “French Sandwich”, “Toasted Ham Sandwich”, and “French Toasted Cheese Sandwich”. Swiss cheese is typically used.

What Do You Serve With a Monte Cristo Sandwich?

  • Fresh Fruit
  • Green Salad
  • Vegetable and Dip

Can You Make Monte Cristo Sandwiches Ahead of Time?

Yes! Assemble all the ingredients together. You can store them in a ziplock, air tight container or pre-wrap them in aluminium foil to store in the refrigerator up to 2 days. When ready to bake follow the remaining instructions. Enjoy!

Can You Substitute the Meat and/or Cheese?

Absolutely! That is a great things about this sandwich! Instead of ham or swiss, you can mix and match any meat and cheese of your choice. Then bake according to directions.

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