Stuck in a breakfast rut? Make this Pear and Gorgonzola Brioche Toast - an easy yet elegant toast recipe that requires no cooking and makes for a fancy brunch or breakfast treat. Serve you toast drizzled with honey and sprinkled with walnuts!
Today's toast recipe proofs that toast is more than just a quick grab and go breakfast - it can be elegant and a vehicle for the most complex and delicious flavour combinations making it the perfect versatile snack for breakfast or brunch. You can even serve it as a fancy appetizer.
While toast does not seem like something you'd need a recipe for, we all get stuck in a rut and run out of ideas. Let's face it. Even I can't eat Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches every day. So the next time you catch yourself wondering what the heck to put on your toast, this toast recipe is for you.
Let's start with the choice of bread for your toast: My all-time favourite is brioche. Honestly, I wish I could eat brioche every day for breakfast and for my afternoon snack. Or challah bread - that works too. The texture, the sweetness...I love everything about this French bread.
Unfortunately, I can't say that my guts and my hips feel the same. I feel sick when I eat too much gluten so I try to avoid it as much as possible. Not to mention brioche and challah are not the ideal choices when you want to be fit and lean <= what I'm trying to be.
So, when I do eat some gluten, I want the food to be super worth it and really good. Like the best. Brioche paired with gorgonzola cheese for instance. Oh my.
These pear and gorgonzola brioche toasts right here are a great way to mix things up a bit. To me, this toast recipe is the perfect combination of ingredients: sweet brioche and pear, balanced by savory cheese and crunchy walnuts. I want more! Right now!
I've always loved strong cheese and blue cheese is in my top 5 favorites. Gorgonzola is an Italian blue cheese, very creamy and not too strong. It can be substituted with another blue cheese like Stilton or Roquefort.
In this fall-inspired brioche toast recipe, sweet challah bread can be used in place of French brioche. Also, make sure you use ripe but still firm pears, otherwise you won't be able to cut then thinly (they'll turn into mush!).
Note that these brioche toasts are best made at the very last minute to prevent the bread from becoming soggy. Make this easy yet elegant toast recipe for your next brunch, or simply treat yourself to this fall-inspired sweet and savory breakfast treat to start your day off right!
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Pear and Gorgonzola Brioche Toast
Stuck in a breakfast rut? Make this Pear and Gorgonzola Brioche Toast - an easy yet elegant toast recipe that requires no cooking and makes for a fancy brunch or breakfast treat. Serve them drizzled with honey and sprinkled with walnuts!
- 6 thick slices brioche toasted (you can also use challah bread)
- 1 large pear ripe but firm
- 6 oz light Philadelphia cream cheese - 170 g, about ⅔rd of a block , at room temperature
- 5 oz Gorgonzola cheese 140 g, or your favorite blue cheese, roughly chopped
- 1 tsp fresh rosemary chopped
- 3 tbsp walnuts roughly chopped (or pecans)
- 2 tbsp honey
Start by toasting brioche slices. Set aside.
Prepare pear. You can leave the skin on or peel it, depending on your preference. Cut in quarters, core and cut into thin slices. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, soften cream cheese with a fork. Add gorgonzola and rosemary. Mash.
Spread cheese mixture on brioche. Place pear slices on top, overlapping slightly. Scatter with walnuts (about ½ tablespoon per toast) and drizzle with honey (about one teaspoon per toast). Serve immediately.