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Brown Sugar Cinnamon French Toast

Talk about delicious. This brown sugar cinnamon french toast is a serious must try and perfect for a special Thanksgiving brunch. I have made it four times already this winter and it just gets better every time. Make it ahead of time and save yourself the extra hours in bed in the morning. Not to mention the leftovers are JUST as good the next day. Maybe even double the recipe so that there’s enough to go around … trust me you will need it!!! Serve with a mug of coffee and your morning can’t get much better. I can’t wait to make this for brunch over the Christmas holidays and surprise my guests in bed …

2 cups Mascarpone cheese
1 cup Butter
1 cup Cream (local & organic)
1 tbsp Cinnamon
5 Eggs
1 Vanilla Pod
1 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/8 cup Cinnamon
1. Pre heat oven to 375
2. Grease your rectangular baking dish with butter
3. Slice Villaggio Toscana in half and cover each piece in 1 1/2 tbsp (roughly) of mascarpone cheese and 1/2 tbsp butter and a large sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon on each
4. Start layering the covered Villagio Toscana in the greased baking dish vertically until dish is full
5. In blender or bowl, mix together eggs, cream, vanilla, salt and pour over Villaggio Toscana.
6. Bake until golden brown and serve with butter, syrup, or both!!!
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    1. It is a vanilla bean, available in most grocery stores near the vanilla extract. It’s often called a pod because it is similar to a pod in that you cut it open and scrape out the tiny flecks of vanilla bean to use as flavouring.

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