Roasted Plum French Toast with Whipped Ricotta

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I am not a breakfast person. I am a brunch person.

I believe in late morning eating, recounting last night’s epic adventures (and failures) and bottomless mimosas. It’s almost comical how much I hate eating too early in the morning. If you attempted to feed me the same breakfast dish at 8am and 11am, I guarantee you I’ll reject the 8am serving and gobble up every last bite at 11am.

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Let’s just call this one of my charming quirks, shall we?

When I was in London last year, there was this breakfast place in Notting Hill that served French toast with whipped ricotta. It was the first time I’d had whipped ricotta with French toast and it completely blew away any other French toast I’d ever tasted. EVER. That creamy, lightly sweetened ricotta had me floating on cloud nine…

Roasted Plum French Toast with Whipped Ricotta | cakenknife.com

The memory of this French toast popped into my head while I was wading through endless pictures last week and it’s the only thing I’ve been craving since. This roasted plum French toast with whipped ricotta is one of the best breakfast/brunch dishes I’ve ever made. Seriously.

I had to literally talk myself out of taking a bite between every single shot I took.

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The sweet and tart roasted plums have just a touch of cinnamon and vanilla extract to really bring out their natural flavors. This plus a rich challah French toast and a cloud of heavenly perfection (aka whipped ricotta with a touch of lemon)… GAH. There are no words…

Roasted Plum French Toast with Whipped Ricotta

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time:20 minutes

Cook Time:20 minutes

Total Time:40 minutes

Plums are roasted with a touch of cinnamon and vanilla to top rich challah French toast with a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped ricotta.

Ingredients:

French Toast

  • 8 1/2-inch thick sliced of challah
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
  • 4 Tbsp butter

Roasted Plums

  • 5 plums, pits removed and cut into large 1/2” chunks
  • 4 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Whipped Ricotta

  • 1 1/4 cup ricotta
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line and grease a rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the roasted plums, tossing to coat the chunks of plum. Spread the plums in an even layer on the baking sheet. Roast for 12 to 15 minutes, until softened.
  3. While the plums are roasting, whip the heavy cream until it reaches stiff peaks.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine ricotta, confectioners’ sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice. Whip (either by hand or with an electric mixer) until the mixture is smooth, approximately 30 seconds. Fold the whipped cream into the ricotta and chill until ready to serve.
  5. In a shallow dish, beat together eggs, milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and nutmeg.
  6. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt 1 Tbsp of butter in the pan. Dip two slices of bread into the egg mixture, coating both sides well and shaking off any excess before adding to the pan. Cook for approximately 1 to 2 minutes per side, until golden brown. Repeat the process, starting with melting 1 Tbsp butter, for the remaining slices. Serve with roasted plums and whipped ricotta.
*Recipe adapted from Food & Wine and The Kitchen Whisperer

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3 Responses to “Roasted Plum French Toast with Whipped Ricotta”

  1. Susannah — August 25, 2015 at 9:36 am (#)

    Oh Megs, this is gorgeous! I love it so much! Soon, I can have brunch with you! <3 

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  3. Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer — November 23, 2016 at 10:21 pm (#)

    Mmmm I’m loving your roasted plums in this! And I totally can relate to “I had to literally talk myself out of taking a bite between every single shot I took.” That’s me during almost every single shoot!

    Best Kitchen Wishes :)

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