Of all the spreadable toppings on bread or toast, jam is still hands down my favorite. Yes, I choose a great jam over Nutella anytime. I even found myself making jams or compote whenever I have lots of leftover fruits. But mostly are berries. About less than a year ago, I discovered Sqirl, a restaurant in L.A., which sells amazing jam on toast. I was so fascinated by the idea that I made a dish inspired by them. You can check it out here. So, today it is no surprise that I decided to revamp that recipe with some changes.
You should see the look on my face as soon as I tasted Alce Nero's organic jam. I have that "wow" look, in case you are wondering. I am very impressed by the flavors, texture and how naturally sweet they are. Yes! No sugar added! I have not taste store-bought jam like this; Alce Nero's organic jam is indeed top class. I don't think I will ever go back to any other store-bought jam again. They are like freshly homemade outta the pot, I also don't think I will make any jam in the future as long as I have access to Alce Nero's.
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I am using 3 different types of jam for this recipes according to my palate; strawberry, blueberry and apricot. Please mix and match as to your preference. Just make sure you use Alce Nero's and you will not be disappointed and I guarantee, you will never go back to any other store-bought brands again. Why don't we get started with the recipe?
Unsalted Butter, 2 TBSP
Stale Brioche / Challah Bread, 2 Slices
Whole Milk, For Dipping
Egg Lightly Beaten, 1
Granulated Sugar, Pinch
Homemade Ricotta, 4 Heaped TBSP
Whole Milk, 2 TBSP or More
Toasted Almond Flakes, A Pinch
Alce Nero's Organic Strawberry Jam, 2 Heaped TBSP
Alce Nero's Organic Apricot Jam, 2 Heaped TBSP
Alce Nero's Organic Blueberry Jam, 2 Heaped TBSP
Fresh Lemon Zest, A Few Grating
Fresh Lemon Juice, 2 Squeezes
Cast Iron Skillet / Pan
Hand / Stand Mixer
Please visit my "How To Make Ricotta" for the recipe.
Prepare the French toast.
Melt 1 TBSP of butter in a skillet over medium-low heat.
Transfer milk and egg into separate individual shallow bowls.
Dip bread into milk, on both sides.
Dip the bread into egg, on both sides.
Lay the bread onto the skillet away from you.
Cook until the bottom is browned.
Flip and continue cooking until the bottom is browned as well.
Transfer onto serving plate.
Sprinkle a pinch of granulated sugar over the top.
Repeat the steps for the remaining bread.
Prepare the toppings.
In a large bowl, add ricotta and milk.
Using a hand or stand mixer, whisk the mixture until light and fluffy.
*Do not over whisk. You have to adjust the amount of milk added to reach the consistency you desire, 1 TBSP of milk at a time.*
Fold in the toasted almond flakes.
*To toast almond flakes, simply toast almond flakes in a skillet over medium heat until lightly browned.*
The toast has to be hot and the whipped ricotta has to be cold when served.
It is best to prepare them concurrently.
To keep the ricotta cold, whip over an ice water bath.
Spread the whipped ricotta onto the French toast.
Top it off with Alce Nero's jam.
Grate some lemon zest over the 3 jam.
Lastly, lightly squeeze some lemon juice over the top.