This past weekend I went to the cutest little breakfast nook in San Francisco called Farm:Table. I had the simplest thing on their menu, something called “daily toast”. This was just some toasted brioche slathered with mascarpone cheese with a bunch of different sliced fruits and then some crushed pistachios sprinkled over the top. Elegant breakfasting at its finest! I’ve heard of all kinds of toasts (especially avocado) but this was something new, delicious, and so darn simple. Isn’t it amazing how sometimes the simplest of all things that require no fuss taste the best?
However, the two little pieces of toast that I shared cost about $8! Unreal, right? So, if you want to head over to Farm:Table for the one time experience, you should. Or you can just make this fruit toast recipe at home, brew up some of your favorite coffee, and invite your friends or enjoy this breakfast with your honey.
Other musings about this recipe: This fruit toast looks absolutely stunning, because I mean, fruits are beautiful. I think no matter what fruits you use, the result will always be impressive. I was also lucky enough to find this gorgeous brioche loaf at Trader Joe’s. As I was cutting it up, I took a bite of the end piece. I tasted the butter. And my day was complete. Have you ever had mascarpone cheese by the way? It’s this crazy Italian creamy thing that tastes like a mix between butter and cream cheese. I know. So I just added some ricotta and honey and stirred it up and it was the perfect compliment to the buttery brioche! But you can make it better: add some cinnamon, orange zest, maybe some maple syrup instead of honey.
P.S. to all my friends out there who say they can’t really cook breakfast except cereal, I hope you’re reading this. This IS breakfast, and yes you CAN cook it. Take a look at the recipe.
- 4 slices of brioche bread
- 1 persimmon, sliced
- 1 Asian pear, sliced
- 10-15 raspberries
- 2 kiwis, sliced
- ¼ cup mascarpone
- ⅛ cup ricotta cheese
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Prep your fruit: wash and slice the persimmon, asian pear, and kiwi
- Slice and toast the brioche bread. I simply stuck the slices of bread in a conventional toaster oven for about 4 minutes until the slices were golden brown.
- While the bread toasts, prep the cheese topping: combine the mascarpone, ricotta and honey in a bowl. Mix well.
- Once the toast is done, spread the cheese mixture on the bread. Spread it nice and thick!
- Finally, top each slice with a little bit of each fruit.
- Eat immediately!