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Mossbolletjie French toast with cottage cheese & berries

When La Motte Bakery despatched me their annual loaf of mossbolletjie bread I knew I needed to show it into Mossbolletjie French toast. I made a high-protein whipped cottage cheese with vanilla to serve it with and topped that with a fast and straightforward berry compote. It was so scrumptious.

A loaf of mossbolletjie bread from La Motte Bakery for French toast

I really like the Cape Winelands custom of constructing mossbolletjie bread in the course of the harvest. Grape should from not too long ago harvested grape juice serves as a elevating agent for this enriched brioche-like bread. Aniseed provides mossbolletjie bread its distinct flavour.

La Motte Bakery additionally makes use of a candy sourdough tradition along with the grape should leading to a richer style, a extra beneficiant measurement and normally, simply extra Mosbolletjie!

Slices of mossbolletjie French toast for breakfast

The historical past of mossbolletjiebread

Viticulture and the thought to make use of should as a elevating agent, have been launched to the area when French Huguenot refugees settled within the Franschhoek Valley (1688). Mosbolletjies have been usually made in the course of the wine-making season when its key ingredient was available and loved with black espresso for breakfast.

Chardonnay grapes being harvested at De Wetshof Wine Estate, Robertson

Should is likely one of the fantastic merchandise of the wine grape harvest that not solely has a wealthy historical past however can be a flexible seasonal ingredient in lots of recipes – even within the modern-day kitchen. It has been a preferred ingredient in cooking since historic occasions and it was most likely the French Huguenots who introduced the “recipe” to South Africa. Aside from getting used as should jam and vino cotto, it can be used as an ingredient in savoury and meat dishes.

In all probability first used as an ingredient for bread and rusks in a wine-producing nation comparable to Germany or France, one of many earliest references to bread baked with should, is in the course of the reign of King Edward I (1272-1307).

In South Africa, Mosbolletjies (just like brioche) are sometimes eaten contemporary with butter or dried as rusks. Historically it was served contemporary with black espresso early within the morning – just like the French custom of serving black espresso and croissants.

Mossbolletjie French toast with whipped vanilla cottage cheese & mixed berry compote recipe

Learn how to make Mossbolletjie French toast

Be sure to lower the slices fairly thick and permit the bread to soak within the egg/milk combination for at the least 30 seconds to a minute.

How to make mossbolletjie French toast step by step

You possibly can add no matter flavour you wish to the egg/milk combination, however I opted for traditional vanilla and cinnamon. You possibly can depart this out to maintain it plain. I didn’t add sugar to the combination as I felt there was sufficient sweetness added to the toppings.

Fry the French toast over medium warmth till golden on either side.

How to make mossbolletjie French toast with step by step images

In case you are utilizing thick slices (which I like to recommend), bake them within the oven for about 10 – quarter-hour to make sure they’re cooked all through. This serves as a great way to maintain all of the French toast slices heat without delay. That is helpful if you’re feeding a crowd. You possibly can omit this step and simply make thinner slices if you happen to want. 

How to make mossbolletjie French toast step by step

The phrase is your oyster and you’ll add any topping you wish to your French toast however I opted for high-protein whipped cottage cheese with vanilla and my fast berry compote. You would use thick yoghurt if you happen to want and contemporary berries.

Whipped vanilla cottage cheese in a small blender to top French toast

I ended off with a drizzle of maple syrup as this recipe for mossbolletjie French toast is just not that candy. Be happy so as to add sugar to the egg custard if you happen to want or mud over icing sugar on the finish.

Vanilla whipped cottage cheese and a mixed berry compote to finish of French toast

In case you are searching for a standard recipe for Cape Winelands mossbolletjie bread you will discover it right here.

A couple of different breakfast recipes you may like:

Straightforward & wholesome high-protein cottage cheese waffles

Blueberry pancakes with ricotta & orange

Dutch child pancake with blueberries & lemon

Scorching cross bun French toast waffles

My 4 favorite pancake recipes

Fluffy blueberry & banana pancakes with oats

French toast waffles with cinnamon

Cottage cheese toast concepts (simple, wholesome tartines)

Mossbolletjie French toast with whipped vanilla cottage cheese & mixed berry compote recipe

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook dinner Time:20 minutes

Berry compote:

  • 1 cup of frozen combined berries comparable to raspberries strawberries and blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp sugar or any sweetener
  • Juice of half a lemon

Whipped cottage cheese:

  • ¾ cup easy or crumbly cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or paste
  • 2 Tbs sugar or synthetic sugar
  • Place all of the substances right into a small meals processor comparable to my @kitchenaide mini chopper and mix till easy.

French toast

  • 2 massive free-range eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp – 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 6 -8 thick slices of mossbolletjie bread
  • Butter for frying
  • Maple syrup to drizzle
  • First make the berry compote by inserting all of the substances right into a small pot and convey it to a boil.

  • Cook dinner for round 3 minutes whereas stirring then take away from the warmth and permit it to chill. It is going to thicken because it does.

  • To make the whipped cottage cheese, mix all of the substances besides the bread and whisk till easy. You should use a small meals processor or a handheld whisk (or do it by hand).

  • When you find yourself able to make the French toast preheat your oven to 180C/350F and warmth a nonstick pan on a medium warmth.

  • Add a knob of butter to the pan and convey it to a bubble.

  • Dip every slice of mossbolletjie bread into the egg custard and permit it to soak briefly. Flip it over then switch to the heated pan.

  • Fry the French toast in batches including extra butter to the pan as is critical, till golden brown on both facet.

  • Place the fried French toast on a oven tray and bake for 10 minutes till set by.

  • Serve with the whipped vanilla cottage cheese, berry compote and maple syrup.

French toast is finest eaten after it has been made and doesn’t hold nicely. 
Use any leftover whipped cottage cheese or combined berry compote on toast, crumpets or pancakes. This might even be a pleasant wholesome topping for waffles (if utilizing synthetic sweetner).


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