The Ultimate Mother’s Day Brunch

Roma 05.12

You know how much Italians love their mothers. They are sources of inspiration— as they are strong, generous, caring, and compassionate, just to name a few traits. They’ve cooked for you, cleaned up after you, raised you, comforted you. To all of the mothers out there, thank you; and we hope that this Mother’s Day, you feel truly loved and appreciated.

No matter who you are, making this Mother’s Day extra-special is easy with the right supplies. All amazing days begin with a great meal— so make sure this Sunday is the same! Read on for the ultimate Mother’s Day brunch dish, plus a few additional tips to spruce up the morning.

  1. Give the house (especially the kitchen) a brief cleaning— nothing too serious; just enough to make sure that no mother thinks it’s something she needs to take care of today.
  2. Prepare the perfect brunch, with favorites of the mother(s) you’re celebrating today: Coffee, orange juice, perhaps some champagne, potatoes, fruit, meat, and our extra-special French toast (see recipe below!).
  3. Assemble a crew to clean up after brunch. Don’t let the any mom in your life lay a finger on the dishes!
  4. Whatever your celebration may be, be sure to end it with a thank you to all the special mothers in your life; and remember: Mother’s Day lasts the whole day, not just those few brunch hours.

 

Ultimate Cannoli French Toast:

What You’ll Need (Serves 4):

  • 2 c. ricotta cheese
  • ½ c powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅔ c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ c heavy cream/milk
  • 8 slices of French bread
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • Powdered sugar and sliced strawberries for serving

Directions:

  • Combine ricotta, powdered sugar, vanilla, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
    (Tip: To save even more time, grab some of our premade mascarpone filling!)
  • Whisk eggs and cream/milk in a pie dish.
  • Spread about ½ cup mascarpone mix onto four slices of bread. Top each with the other slice of bread and squish together a little.
  • Dip each side of the sandwich into the egg/cream mixture (they should be well-coated).
  • Melt butter in a large skillet and fry each sandwich until golden-brown on both sides.
  • Slice each sandwich into two triangles, transfer to a serving plate, and dust with powdered sugar before serving— serve with a bowl of sliced strawberries.

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