Tiramisu french toast

Hot from the new Indy Cafe Cookbook Volume 2, this coffee-shop staple is surprisingly easy to rustle up at home
Tiramisu french toast

André Davies, head chef of Tincan Coffee Co. in Bristol, shares his recipe for tiramisu french toast

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Serves    6

For the coffee glaze:

  • Espresso 100ml
  • Maple syrup 100ml
  • Salt a pinch

For the custard:

  • Espresso 1 double shot
  • Free‑range eggs 3 large
  • Free‑range yolks 2
  • Cocoa powder ½ tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Light soft brown sugar 23g
  • Double cream 120ml
  • Milk 180ml

For mascarpone cream:

  • Mascarpone 250g
  • Double cream 250ml
  • Caster sugar 60g

To assemble:

  • Butter 20g
  • Brioche 1 large loaf, cut into 2½cm slices
  • Pistachios 50g, shelled and crushed
  • Orange 1, zest
  1. For the coffee glaze: put all of the ingredients in a saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil, then reduce the temperature and simmer for 5 minutes until a syrup forms. Set aside and leave to cool.
  2. For the custard: put all of the ingredients, except for the cream and milk, in a large bowl. Whisk together until smooth, then slowly add the cream and milk, whisking continuously. Set aside.
  3. For the mascarpone cream: put all of the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together until the mixture is thick and can hold a firm peak. Refrigerate.
  4. To assemble the tiramisu french toast: heat a large non‑stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the butter and slowly melt until foaming. Dip the brioche into the custard for 30 seconds on each side then carefully place in the pan. Cook for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown and the custard has set throughout the brioche.
  5. Drizzle some of the coffee glaze onto a plate, scatter with a pinch of pistachios, then place a slice of cooked brioche in the centre. Top with a big scoop of mascarpone cream, another sprinkle of pistachios and a drizzle of coffee glaze. Garnish with orange zest.

 

Find 40 coffee-shop-inspired brunch, lunch and baking recipes in the new Indy Cafe Cookbook Volume 2. Order your copy here.

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You will need

For the coffee glaze:

  • Espresso 100ml
  • Maple syrup 100ml
  • Salt a pinch

For the custard:

  • Espresso 1 double shot
  • Free‑range eggs 3 large
  • Free‑range yolks 2
  • Cocoa powder ½ tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Light soft brown sugar 23g
  • Double cream 120ml
  • Milk 180ml

For mascarpone cream:

  • Mascarpone 250g
  • Double cream 250ml
  • Caster sugar 60g

To assemble:

  • Butter 20g
  • Brioche 1 large loaf, cut into 2½cm slices
  • Pistachios 50g, shelled and crushed
  • Orange 1, zest

Method

  1. For the coffee glaze: put all of the ingredients in a saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil, then reduce the temperature and simmer for 5 minutes until a syrup forms. Set aside and leave to cool.
  2. For the custard: put all of the ingredients, except for the cream and milk, in a large bowl. Whisk together until smooth, then slowly add the cream and milk, whisking continuously. Set aside.
  3. For the mascarpone cream: put all of the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together until the mixture is thick and can hold a firm peak. Refrigerate.
  4. To assemble the tiramisu french toast: heat a large non‑stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the butter and slowly melt until foaming. Dip the brioche into the custard for 30 seconds on each side then carefully place in the pan. Cook for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown and the custard has set throughout the brioche.
  5. Drizzle some of the coffee glaze onto a plate, scatter with a pinch of pistachios, then place a slice of cooked brioche in the centre. Top with a big scoop of mascarpone cream, another sprinkle of pistachios and a drizzle of coffee glaze. Garnish with orange zest.

 

Find 40 coffee-shop-inspired brunch, lunch and baking recipes in the new Indy Cafe Cookbook Volume 2. Order your copy here.
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‘Swap the pistachios for walnuts and sliced banana to turn this into a breakfast treat’, says André

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For the coffee glaze:

  • Espresso 100ml
  • Maple syrup 100ml
  • Salt a pinch

For the custard:

  • Espresso 1 double shot
  • Free‑range eggs 3 large
  • Free‑range yolks 2
  • Cocoa powder ½ tsp
  • Salt ½ tsp
  • Light soft brown sugar 23g
  • Double cream 120ml
  • Milk 180ml

For mascarpone cream:

  • Mascarpone 250g
  • Double cream 250ml
  • Caster sugar 60g

To assemble:

  • Butter 20g
  • Brioche 1 large loaf, cut into 2½cm slices
  • Pistachios 50g, shelled and crushed
  • Orange 1, zest
  1. For the coffee glaze: put all of the ingredients in a saucepan over a medium heat. Bring to the boil, then reduce the temperature and simmer for 5 minutes until a syrup forms. Set aside and leave to cool.
  2. For the custard: put all of the ingredients, except for the cream and milk, in a large bowl. Whisk together until smooth, then slowly add the cream and milk, whisking continuously. Set aside.
  3. For the mascarpone cream: put all of the ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together until the mixture is thick and can hold a firm peak. Refrigerate.
  4. To assemble the tiramisu french toast: heat a large non‑stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the butter and slowly melt until foaming. Dip the brioche into the custard for 30 seconds on each side then carefully place in the pan. Cook for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown and the custard has set throughout the brioche.
  5. Drizzle some of the coffee glaze onto a plate, scatter with a pinch of pistachios, then place a slice of cooked brioche in the centre. Top with a big scoop of mascarpone cream, another sprinkle of pistachios and a drizzle of coffee glaze. Garnish with orange zest.

 

Find 40 coffee-shop-inspired brunch, lunch and baking recipes in the new Indy Cafe Cookbook Volume 2. Order your copy here.

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