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Mother’s Day Toast

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May
7

Mother’s Day is all about spoiling the queen of the house, and there is no better way to start this special day than with the perfect breakfast in bed. Our Mother’s Day toast is out of this world delicious and it’s easy enough for even the tiniest helpers to whip up. Serve it with simple tulips and some fresh squeezed OJ (or some strong coffee), and we can guarantee some early morning smiles!

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This toast is almost as irresistible as my little helper for the day! And as promised, this recipe is easy enough for even little Knox to make. We are actually making two different toasts. The first has a sweet mascarpone filling with fresh strawberries and basil on top. And the second one has a blackberry and cream cheese filling that is so yummy. You will need some fresh sourdough bread, and honey for both.

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You can find mascarpone in the refrigerated cheese section of the grocery store or near the cream cheese. It has a similar flavor to cream cheese but it is a bit milder and smoother. It’s so delicious with a touch of honey and you can use it for so many recipes.

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Let’s start with the strawberry version. Slice up some fresh strawberries (about 6). Toss on the sugar and give it a stir. I like to let them sit out for a bit while I make everything else- that gives the strawberries time to sweeten up.

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Next, let’s sweeten the mascarpone. Add in the honey and give it a stir. Mascarpone is not naturally sweet, so give it a taste and add more honey if you like it sweeter.

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Spread a layer of the mascarpone on the toasted sourdough

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Top with a few of the sweet strawberries and garnish with some chopped basil. The basil sounds a bit weird, but it really brings everything together! Little Knox even approved, asking for “more of that green stuff.”

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For the blackberry version, we used cream cheese. The cream cheese has a tangier flavor and paired so well with the blackberries. Start by adding some sweetness to the cream cheese with honey.

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Next, add in the blackberries.

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Using the back of a fork, stir everything together so the blackberries break- that will give you this beautiful purple color.

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Spread a layer on the toasted sourdough and you are almost ready to serve!

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I love making both versions of this toast because the colors are so beautiful. This really is the perfect Mother’s Day treat!

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We are serving this with some fresh squeezed OJ and  light pink tulips. Tulips have the perfect whimsical and modern feel, and they are so simple to arrange- we just popped them in a drinking glass.

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Now for the hard part….. getting the little ninos to pose! Clearly, this was a team effort (and thank goodness for Photoshop)!

Mother’s Day Toast

Mother’s Day Toast

Ingredients

    Strawberry Mascarpone Toast
  • 4 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 1.5-2 tablespoons honey
  • 6-10 large strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 basil leaves
  • 2 slices sourdough toast
  • Blackberry Cream Cheese Toast
  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/3 cup fresh blackberries
  • 2 slices sourdough toast
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

    Strawberry Mascarpone Toast
  1. Slice the strawberries and place in a small bowl
  2. Top the strawberries with the sugar and mix
  3. Let the strawberries sit while you prepare the rest of the ingredients
  4. Mix the honey and the mascarpone together
  5. Toast the sourdough bread
  6. Spread the mascarpone and honey mix on the bread and top with the sliced strawberries
  7. Cut the basil into thin ribbons and garnish the toast
  8. Finish the toast with a drizzle of honey
  9. Blackberry Cream Cheese Toast
  10. Mix the cream cheese and honey together in a small bowl
  11. Add in the blackberries
  12. Using the back of a fork, mix the blackberries into the cream cheese mixture
  13. Toast the sourdough
  14. Spread the blackberry cream cheese mixture over the toast
  15. Finish with a drizzle of honey
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