Just Make Mom Mascarpone, Nutella, and Fresh Berry Toasts

nutellastrawberries.jpgMother's Day is this Sunday, which means you're either taking Mom out for brunch or making her brunch at home. Last year I provided a week's worth of recipes for Mother's Day brunch and had planned on doing the same this year. I have decided against it.

Instead, I'm going to provide you with one recipe, one sublimely simple yet decadent recipe, for Mascarpone, Nutella, and Fresh Berry Toasts. Crunchy Italian toast is slathered with creamy Nutella and rich mascarpone cheese then topped with sweet, sliced fresh strawberries.

When I posted on Facebook that I was creating Mother's Day brunch recipes and that one included Nutella and mascarpone, my dear friend Kate of Kate in the Kitchen, replied, "Well, what else do you need???" Exactly.

So if you want to become Mom's favorite child (even if only for a day) make her these Mascarpone, Nutella, and Fresh Berry Toasts.

Mascarpone, Nutella, and Fresh Berry Toasts

You really don't need measurements for this recipe. An (8-ounce) tub of mascarpone cheese and 2 pints of berries should make about a dozen toasts.

A (1 pound) loaf of sliced Italian bread
Butter for toasting
1 jar Nutella
1 (8-ounce tub) mascarpone cheese
2 pints fresh berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, or strawberries

1. Lightly butter bread and toast until golden.

2. Smear on a layer of Nutella, then top with a Layer of mascarpone. Arrange fresh berries on top. Serve immediately. Await praise.


Susan Russo is a free lance food writer in San Diego, California. She publishes stories, recipes, and photos on her cooking blog, <Food Blogga and is a regular contributor to NPR’s <Kitchen Window. She is also the author of  Recipes Every Man Should Know.