Photo: Thomas J. Story
YieldsServes 4
AuthorEric Pateman,
Sealegs Kayaking Adventures, based on Vancouver Island, B.C., starts the morning by serving its guests this creation. Sealegs' recipes come from Edible Canada, a culinary tourism company that champions Canadian products.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Heat a charcoal grill to medium-high (450°) or set up a camp stove and use medium heat.

Step 2
2

Whisk egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla together in a large bowl.

Step 3
3

Stir mascarpone, remaining 1 tsp. vanilla, and the liqueur together in another bowl. Spread mascarpone mixture over 4 bread slices; top with remaining slices.

Step 4
4

Cook maple syrup and berries in a small covered saucepan until berries start to break down, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 5
5

Heat a large heavy frying pan or 2 smaller ones; swirl butter in pan(s). Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, then cook, turning once, until crisp and browned, 4 to 8 minutes total. Serve French toast with syrup and bacon.

Ingredients

 1 large egg
 1/2 cup milk
 1/4 cup sugar
 2 teaspoons cinnamon
 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
 1 1/2 cups cold mascarpone cheese
 2 tablespoons blackberry liqueur
 8 thick (3/4 in.) slices of day-old wide French bread, such as bâtard
 1/4 cup maple syrup
 2 1/2 cups blackberries
 2 tablespoons butter
  Cooked bacon

Directions

Step 1
1

Heat a charcoal grill to medium-high (450°) or set up a camp stove and use medium heat.

Step 2
2

Whisk egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla together in a large bowl.

Step 3
3

Stir mascarpone, remaining 1 tsp. vanilla, and the liqueur together in another bowl. Spread mascarpone mixture over 4 bread slices; top with remaining slices.

Step 4
4

Cook maple syrup and berries in a small covered saucepan until berries start to break down, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 5
5

Heat a large heavy frying pan or 2 smaller ones; swirl butter in pan(s). Dip sandwiches in egg mixture, then cook, turning once, until crisp and browned, 4 to 8 minutes total. Serve French toast with syrup and bacon.

Mascarpone French Toast with Warm Blackberry Syrup