Brie and Jelly French Toast

Brie and Jelly French Toast

Let me tell you about my relationship with brie cheese. When I first saw my cousin making a sandwich with brie cheese and jelly I thought she’d gone mad. That looked like the weirdest combination in the world although since our move to Germany I have gotten used to the sweet-savory food pairings. Cheese and jelly together though? Yuck. I certainly didn’t like its creamy texture with a rind of white mold. Come to find out you can eat the rind too. I acquired a taste for this cheese by trying its baked version. Oh, there are so many things from Europe I wish we had here, baked brie being one of them. I know you’re going to say just bake it yourself, but it’s not the same. You can buy breaded frozen brie or camembert cheese which is very similar in taste. Then you fry this goodness in a pan and top it with red currant jelly. Wait just a few minutes for the cheese to harden enough before you cut into it. You get that gooey, creamy, melt in your mouth goodness, with the crunchy texture from the breadcrumbs and sweetness of the jelly…are you drooling yet? I am.

Over the past years I have tried different recipes for baked brie. For the savory version, my favorite is mushroom stuffed brie cheese wrapped in a puff pastry, and for a sweet option the brie is glazed with brown sugar and nuts. And yes, I have made many brie and jelly sandwiches since then. You can find brie cheese in my refrigerator almost at any time. The idea for the Brie and Jelly French Toast came to me when I saw an Instagram post of a cream cheese and jelly French toast. I have to admit I have never heard of it, although, I browse recipes from all over the world daily. I immediately wanted to try it and as I was gathering my ingredients from the fridge, you guessed it, there was a box of brie. What a way to fancy up your boring French toast. This was a perfect breakfast for my home-alone Friday morning. Double the ingredients if you’re planning a breakfast in bed for two. Ta-da!

 

Ingredients:
Serves 1

2 thick slices of Toast Bread (like Texas toast)
1 Egg
2 tablespoons Milk
1 tablespoon Sugar
Pinch of Salt
4-5 slices Brie or Camembert Cheese
1 tablespoon Red Currant Jelly or Preserves (can use strawberry jelly as well)
Powdered Sugar
Maple Syrup or other syrup of choice
2 tablespoons Butter

 

Directions:

Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Spread the jelly on one slice of toast and top with cheese slices.

Brie and Jelly French Toast

Cover with the other piece of toast. In a shallow dish whisk together the egg, milk, salt, and sugar with a fork until combined. Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture. Fry slices until golden brown, then flip to cook the other side.

Brie and Jelly French Toast

Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Brie and Jelly French Toast

Sprinkle some more.

Brie and Jelly French Toast

Top with syrup.

Brie and Jelly French Toast

Enjoy!

Brie and Jelly French Toast

This is my new favorite!

Brie and Jelly French Toast

I think I’ll have it for dinner too.

Brie and Jelly French Toast

Brie and Jelly French Toast

Ingredients

  • Serves 1
  • 2 thick slices of Toast Bread (like Texas toast)
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 4-5 slices Brie or Camembert Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Red Currant Jelly or Preserves (can use strawberry jelly as well)
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Maple Syrup or other syrup of choice
  • 2 tablespoons Butter

Directions

Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Spread the jelly on one slice of toast and top with cheese slices. Cover with the other piece of toast. In a shallow dish whisk together the egg, milk, salt, and sugar with a fork until combined. Dip both sides of bread in egg mixture.

Fry slices until golden brown, then flip to cook the other side. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Sprinkle some more. Top with syrup.

Enjoy!

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This recipe was featured at Talented Tuesday Link Party & Think and Make Thursday

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  1. Reply
    Think and Make Thursday Link Party #14
    January 15, 2015 at 6:01 am

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  3. Reply
    Sherry
    January 12, 2015 at 11:47 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I love brie, especially melted with sweet fruit. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again soon.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 12, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Thanks Sherry, see you next week 🙂

  4. Reply
    Kristina @ My Own Home Blog
    January 11, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    I’ve never thought of using brie this way!
    It sounds so delicious.
    Thanks for linking up at Talented Tuesday link party!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 11, 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks for visiting Kristina! Hugs

  5. Reply
    Jann Olson
    January 9, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I love Brie and this looks so very yummy! When I first married my hubby put jam on his grilled cheese sandwich and I just about gagged. Mom always put onions on ours. Had to give it a try. What can I say, I was hooked. It was delish!! lol! Hopped over from Funtastic Friday.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 10, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Lol Jann, I know the feeling! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  6. Reply
    Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen
    January 7, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Oh My! I think I may have just found a new favorite breakfast!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 7, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by Chandra!

  7. Reply
    Diana Rambles
    January 5, 2015 at 10:11 am

    WOW! These look amazing! I have pinned this! I found you at What’d You Do!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      January 5, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Diana! Happy New Year! 🙂

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