Some will know by now how much I love baking, and how much I love Tanya Burr's book, Tanya Bakes. Not only is the photography just gorgeous (and makes me wish I could photograph things that well) but the recipes look delicious and have only encouraged me to bake more than I already do.

A few weeks back, I decided to treat myself on a Saturday morning to one of her recipes - the mascarpone-stuffed French toast. I love mascarpone; I am that person who has to get it with my dessert at Pizza Express (why does nowhere else serve it? Amateurs), so much so, I've actually asked a member of staff to check if there was any left anywhere when he told me they'd run out; spoiler alert: there was, and I was a very happy bunny that evening.

To make this French toast is incredibly easy:

1. Mix your mascarpone with a little icing sugar to sweeten the flavour.
2. Get 2 slices of thick to medium-thick bread and spread the mascarpone all over before sandwiching the two slices together. (Tanya's recipe says to use extra thick bread and slice down the middle of that to add the mascarpone filling, but I found this easier and didn't have any super-thick bread)



3. Combine an egg, milk, and a dash of cinnamon in a bowl, before dipping the mascarpone sandwich in the mixture. Make sure to completely cover both sides.
4. Melt some butter in a frying pan and fry the sandwich on both sides until golden brown.



5. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top and serve with fresh fruit.



For exact proportions, you'll need to check out Tanya Bakes, which is available now from WHSmith, Amazon etc. I really recommend this book; it's got fool-proof, easy recipes for everyone!