Triple Berry Cannoli Stuffed Italian Breakfast Toast

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Is it French or Italian? Well this one is Italianized!  Is that a word?

Cannoli  filling stuffed into French Toast a delicious breakfast,  brunch, or even dessert!

These berries were sweet firm and a great quality to serve my family.  These were just the sauce to make this cannoli toast a gourmet
breakfast fit for mom on Mother's Day!  

1 loave of thick baguette or thick bread
1-8 ounce container ricotta cheese
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons Marsala wine
1-6 ounce bag chocolate morsels
2 eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 teaspoon confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 to 5 tablespoons of olive oil or 4 teaspoons of  unsalted butter mixed with 2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 cup fresh or canned of each  Boysenberries, Raspberries and Blackberries
Marsala wine
 1/2 cup Melted Dark Chocolate (I used the microwave for 30 seconds using a good grade candy bar)

First prepare the bread:

Cut your bread every inch but not all the way through leaving a pocket to fill in between both slices.

 In a medium size bowl, combine the ricotta, sugar and vanilla in a bowl until well combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips. Using around a tablespoon stuff each pocket on the slice of bread, place on a cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator while making the topping, around 1/2 hour.

In the meantime make the Triple Berry Topping. Open all three cans, using a strainer, drain the berries into a bowl, placing berries in another bowl.

In a small dish,  add 3 tablespoons cornstarch in a little bit of Marsala wine to make a paste. In a small saucepan add all the berry juice, then add the cornstarch mixture boil till thicken. Add berries, a pinch of cinnamon.  Set aside to cool.

Combine in a small bowl cocoa powder, confectioners sugar and cinnamon. In a medium size mixing bowl, add the cocoa sugar mix to the milk, two eggs, Marsala and whisk together well or put in a blender this should look like a  very light milk chocolate milk in color and very smooth. Take out the bread. Coat each side of the stuffed bread slices in the chocolate coating milk mixture. Heat griddle or fry pan adding (I use only the oil) olive oil or butter. Cook on each side for no more than 3 minutes or until golden brown.

On a plate drizzle some melted chocolate over the bottom with fork tines. Place the cannoli toast on the plate then pour the berry sauce over the Italian cannoli toast.
Buon Appetito!


  1. This is a mouth-watering breakfast, the one I'd like to have this morning. Gorgeous! Bye, have a good day

  2. Yum! This is one fantastic looking breakfast. With fruit, wine, bread and cheese I am not sure if it is breakfast or a romantic picnic. :-)

  3. This is over-the-top good! A perfect Valentine breakfast!

  4. I do have a weakness for ricotta and fruit! You did a great job with those two here, the toasted sandwich is an awesome creation. This definitely would be impressive to serve at a brunch get together! I am so craving this for breakfast now...

  5. Whether you call it French or Italian, I'd still call it WOW.

  6. I think the word here is amazing!! but delicious is OK too, I cook with berries arund all the year, I love them, look fantastic:)

  7. awesome idea and the combination of flavors sounds unbelievable... I have used this brand before in making pies, now am gonna do it with sauces, so much easier than from scratch...

  8. I'd certainly get up early for this! Looks delicious!

  9. WOW, that is absolutely mouth-watering!

  10. This looks amazing! I really love sweet breakfast, perfect for "Sunday's stay in bed as long as you can" :) Wishing you all the best!

  11. Who cares if it is French or Italian? It's wonderful!

  12. Dear Claudia, A work of art. This is just delicious looking. I think the Italianized is a word now! Blessings my friend, Catherine xoxo

  13. Claudia, I just gained weight looking at these beauties. YUM!

  14. What a beautiful breakfast treat! They look delectable and I bet they can double as a dessert!

  15. OMG Claudia this sounds incredibly delicious. Where on earth did you find this recipe. What a way to start the morning. Thank you for sharing

  16. You have to be kidding me! How is anyone in your household not rolling around? These sound fantastic :) Mmmmmmm. Must try.

  17. what a delish idea Claudia! I'd sure love one with my morning coffee and would not say NO to another one as an afternoon snack :)

  18. Oh my, this is one gorgeous post. I love that there are so many fruit choices to use on this. So wonderful.

  19. What a great way to start the day.
    Looks so good.
    I've had the Oregon berries before, I think I bought the blueberries. Very good quality.

  20. Cannoli stuffed french toast!! Get out of here! This is the best of so many worlds. Yum & yes please!

  21. awesome!!! can you say valentines day breakfast for the family!!!! hugs!

  22. Claudia what a wonderful treat!Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Sending Happy Weekend Wishes! .xo

  23. This looks delicious. What a great breakfast.

  24. Any way to work cannoli into breakfast is just genius!


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