One of my favorite parts of this job is making breakfast. I have always loved entertaining and feeding people. There’s just something special about it – ya know?
But – I get bored with making the same thing all the time. Truthfully, what might be a wonderful meal for 2 or 4 guests doesn’t always work well if there is more than that. And vis a versa. For example – a pan of baked french toast feeds 12 people quite easily – but I would never make that if there were only 4 guests – too much waste. And I love making buttermilk waffles for 4 guests – but don’t make them if we have more than that. Clear as mud right? So – with that being said – I’m always on the look out for new ideas to make for guests – either big or small groups.
I would say that 85% of the accounts that Carriage Corner follows on Instagram are other bed and breakfast. One day while scrolling through my feed, I found a picture of Three Sisters Cottages breakfast. Three Sisters is in Jefferson, Texas. I mean – YUMM! This looks amazing – I have to figure out how to make this.
So – first I googled. Then I talked with Italian guests. Then I played. My version is a stuffed french toast. It’s a tiny bit labor intensive, but honestly not bad. I would make this for a full house. My recipe will make 12 rolls, and I serve 2 per person. You milage may very 🙂
- 1 Cup full fat ricotta cheese
- 1/4 contain marscapone cheese
- 2T sugar
- 2t powdered vanilla
- shy 1/2 cup dark chocolate mini chocolate chips
- zest from 2 oranges
Mix all ingredients together until fluffy, set aside.
Cut the crusts off 12 slices of good quality whole grain bread. Using a rolling pin, roll the bread out as thin as you can. Place a heaping spoonful of cannoli filling on each slice of bread and roll up. This works best if your bread is large enough to roll onto itself.
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 1t light vanilla
Whip all ingredients together. Roll the stuffed bread in the egg wash and then transfer to a hot griddle. Roll the french toast while cooking to brown all sides. Plate and then dust with powdered sugar. I serve this with orange slices and sausage. It’s really very good. Trust me – that’s lots of food – we generally start this meal with granola parfaits.