You could make regular french toast. Or, you could make it stuffed with a maple bacon mascarpone center. You decide.
Servings: 6 to 8
For the cubes:
1 unsliced brioche loaf, cut into 3-inch cubes
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
6 tablespoons butter
Powdered sugar, for dusting
Maple syrup, to serve
For the filling:
8 ounces mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 slices maple-candied bacon, cooked and diced, plus more for serving
Let's get Cooking...
Make the filling: In a large bowl, combine mascarpone, maple syrup and bacon. Transfer to a large zip-top plastic bag and refrigerate until needed.
Make the French toast cubes: For each cube, hollow out the center and reserve bread plug. Pipe in about 2 teaspoons of maple bacon filling. Close with remaining plug of bread.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt, sugar and cinnamon.
In a large frying pan over medium heat, melt butter, being careful not to let the butter brown.
Dip brioche cubes in the egg mixture and place into the frying pan. Using tongs, rotate the cubes so each side gets golden and crispy. Remove from the frying pan and serve immediately with powdered sugar, maple syrup and more bacon.