This recipe can be summed up by one word – INDULGENT. Crispy French Toast sandwiched around melted Brie cheese, and topped with a boozy berry compote.
For the Toast:
1 Wedge of Brie Cheese – at room temperature with the rind peeled off thinly and the cheese cut into slices
4 Slices White Bread – or Brioche or Raisin Bread will do
Just a dash of Milk
Small pinch of Maldon Sea Salt Flakes
Knob of butter
For the berry compote:
5oog Mixed Berries (I used blackberries,raspberries,blueberries & strawberries that I have frozen)
1 shot of Cherry Liqueur (I used a homemade one from last summer’s cherries)
2 Tbs Castor Sugar
1/2 Vanilla Pod – slit lengthwise down the middle
Starting with the compote place all the ingredients into a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to the boil, making sure the sugar has dissolved. Allow to simmer for just a few minutes until the berries just start collapsing a bit. Set aside to cool a little bit while you make the french toast
Lightly beat the egg and milk together then pour into a plate
Using a thick based skillet or frying pan over medium to high heat melt the butter in the pan
Dip each slice of bread into the egg mix then place into the pan and fry on each side until lightly browned
Place the slices of cheese onto two slices of the toast, top with the other two slices and return it to the pan with a bit more butter and continue cooking until the cheese in the middle turns ooey gooey and starts oozing out the sides of the bread.
Place one sandwich on a plate cut in half to make two triangles, place on top of each other then drizzle with a ladle full of the warm berry compote.
Dust lightly with icing sugar and tuck in while the cheese is still oozy…
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