French Toast Grilled Cheese With Mascarpone, Nutella, and Strawberries

French Toast Grilled Cheese with Strawberries + Nutella
Grilled Cheese Social
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 1 sandwich (1 serving)

This challah bread french toast sandwich is stuffed with creamy mascarpone cheese, delicious hazelnut Nutella, and freshly ripened strawberries and definitely needs to be made for a special someone's breakfast in bed. 

Ingredients

  • For the French Toast Batter:
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 1 splash vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • For the Sandwich:
  • 3 big slices of challah bread 
  • 1/2 cup organic strawberries (sliced)
  • 2 pats of salted butter
  • 3 tablespoons Mascarpone Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons Nutella
  • Garnish: Whipped cream
  • Pinch of cinnamon

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Begin by mixing up your french toast batter. Combine the aforementioned ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and whisk until batter is smooth. Set aside.

  3. Take a heart-shaped cookie cutter and cut out three 1-inch wide hearts from the challah bread.

  4. In a large frying pan, melt butter and turn the heat to medium.

  5. Dunk the heart-shaped challah bread in the french toast batter quickly.

  6. Place the bread in the frying pan. Let them cook for a few minutes on each side until the french toast batter begins to turn light brown and starts to get semi crispy. Once they're done remove from heat and set aside. 

  7. On one heart, smear on 1 tablespoon mascarpone, then add the strawberries.

  8. On the next heart, smear on 1 tablespoon of Nutella and place that piece, Nutella side down on top of the strawberries.

  9. Add more mascarpone and another layer of strawberries and repeat until the stack is complete.

  10. Top with a giant squeeze of whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon and enjoy!