Lemon and Thyme Ricotta Stuffed French Toast


We love weekend mornings, especially in the winter. We make something delicious, brew strong coffee, crack open a good book, and watch the chilly day arrive while we’re all snuggly on the couch. We really look forward to these quiet winter mornings together.

This past Saturday, I woke up with a crazy hankering for a fluffy french toast with ricotta and lemon and just so happened to have a few ingredients that went well together.

So, this is what I came up with. Lemon and thyme ricotta stuff french toast with berries, honey balsamic glaze, maple syrup, and orange zest. And, yum. It was light and fluffy, citrusy, savory, sweet and was everything I randomly had a craving for. The balsamic glaze definitely added some really enjoyable complexity, and just.. yes. It was tasty.

Here’s an attempt at a recipe. Feel free to experiment and respond in the comments section with your results! Enjoy!

Lemon ricotta filling

  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1-2 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp orange zest

In a sauce pan, mix all ingredients together over medium-low heat until it boils. Reduce heat and stir occasionally until it thickens.

Balsamic glaze

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

Bring the vinegar to a boil then reduce heat and stir occasionally until it reaches the desired consistency. It will thicken as it cools.

French toast

  • 6-8 small slices of bread (I used a baguette)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk

Whisk the eggs and milk together and dip each slice of bread in it. Transfer to a skillet on medium heat and grill until golden brown on both sides.

Spread the lemon ricotta filling over one slice of french toast and top with a second slice. Top with berries, fresh thyme, and orange zest and drizzle with balsamic glaze, maple syrup. Serve and enjoy!

Serves 2


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