Pumpkin, blackberries, and mascarpone give this classic breakfast a warm Fall twist.
Bobby Flay and his Throwdown kitchen experts give a breakfast favorite—French toast—a Fall facelift with a rich pumpkin custard and blackberry-caramel stuffing.
On a brisk Fall morning, a hearty dish like French toast is a great breakfast to whip up for adults and kids alike. The rich egg custard pan-grilled into thick slices of bread is certain to get your day started off right!
Traditionally, French toast is made from day-old bread soaked in a milk and egg mixture, and grilled on the stove top to create a crunchy and delicious crust on the bread. Purists stick to this method, but the addition of a little cinnamon and nutmeg to the milk and egg mixture brings some life to the party.
Top off your French toast with syrup, powdered sugar, or fresh fruit and you have a hearty breakfast guaranteed to warm hungry tummies.
In this version of French toast, Bobby Flay turns up the heat by soaking the bread in a pumpkin custard mixture before grilling the toast. Flay adds a layer of rich mascarpone cheese and a sweet blackberry jam before adding another slice of French toast to make a filling breakfast sandwich.
Bobby Flay’s Pumpkin French Toast is the perfect way to start off your Fall mornings, or to make as a wonderful surprise breakfast in bed.
Helpful Hint: Day-old or stale bread works best for this recipe–the slight crust that accumulates on the softer parts of the bread will absorb the custard mixture best. Some bakeries will sell their day-old bread at a discounted rate, or try leaving your bread out overnight, uncovered on the counter.