raisin bread french toast with gorgonzola and caramelised pears

raisin french toast with Gorgonzola and sticky caramelised pears
I had a very beautiful chunk of my favourite Cremelat Gorgonzola which was just begging to have some sugary sweet element added to it. 

Pear + Gorgonzola = heaven.

I also love Gorgonzola with koeksisters, a perfect combination.  It also goes very well spread onto a doughnut, especially those little doughnut holes you get from Woolies.

So I made some french toast using a very light and airy raisin bread.  Brioche would also be amazing.

Beat one egg per slice.  Soak the bread in the egg and allow it to suck it up on both sides.  Heat a knob of butter in a frying pan and fry the bread on both sides until golden brown.

I caramelised a few pears by cutting into chunks and wedges and lightly frying  them in a small pot until heated through. I then added brown sugar and allowed it to mix in with the butter until a nice thick gooey texture is achieved. I do this by feel, but you would need about 4 tablespoons per pear. I cooked the pears in this golden caramel  until some of the juices are extracted and the pears just start to soften.

Sprinkle a few small chunks of the salty Gorgonzola over the French toast and then arrange the pear on top of that.  Drizzle over the pear and caramel sauce which melts the cheese.

Lip smackingly delicious.

I had pears left over so rolled a teaspoon with a sprinkling of Gorgonzola into Phyllo pastry rolls and baked.

They were eaten long before I could get a photo in.

warm, salty, juicy and sweet
kind of wish I could eat this every day

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  1. Mmmmm, brings back some great memories of my mom making us french toast for lunch as kids. Never for breakfast – odd right?

    I like the idea of using raisin bread and of course how could you go wrong with creamy cheese and caramelised fruit as topping…

  2. Eggy bread! But grown-up eggy bread! Sam, this is wonderful. I am mad about the combination of Gorgonzola and pears.. hell, this looks delicious.

  3. drizzleanddip says:

    Thanks JA and Marisa, such a winning yet very simple combo. The moment of taste bud heaven is so worth the lifetime on the hips.

  4. OMG this looks soooo good. Damn, and I haven’t had breakfast yet!
    Robyn x

  5. After eating this, I could die a happy person!!! Gosh, it looks utterly divine!!

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