Wednesday, May 5

Forget Mother's Day Brunch. Just Make Mom Mascarpone, Nutella, and Fresh Berry Toasts.

Mascarpone, Nutella, and Fresh Berry Toasts

Mother'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

Mascarpone, Nutella, and Fresh Berry Toasts
Print recipe only here.

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.

If you're an over achiever, then here is a slew of recipes from Food Blogga that are perfect for Mother's Day brunch:

Baked Goods:

Fruit and Granola:


Entrees and Sides: 

Here are more Nutella recipes you might enjoy for Mother's Day or anytime:
Nutella Banana Gyoza recipe at La Fuji Mama
Nutella Banana Bruschetta recipe from Perfect Pantry
Nutella Swirled Poundcake recipe from More Than Burnt Toast
Rose Scented Nutella Brioche Pudding recipe from No Recipes


Jessica said...

I am not a mother (yet), but I am going to eat these. Maybe today. Maybe I'll be nice and save some of the ingredients for my own mom on Sunday. I don't think I can wait until then.

Peter M said...

Oooh, decadent enough to eat two but sliced thin enough to avoid the guilt. Here's to all moms!

MrsJenB said...

Yuuuummm...I'm actually making dinner for Mom, but there's no reason I can't enjoy these myself. Right? :-) I mean, I need to keep my strength up for all the cooking I'll be doing.

Rationalization is a beautiful thing.

Thanks for your comment on MY Nutella recipe (ice cream sandwiches) over at Our Krazy Kitchen - I love your blog and seeing that you took the time to comment on my post really made my day!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I'll take two - one for each of my kids.PS - I couldn't find you on FB? What's your fb name?

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I am all for becoming the favourite child. Nutella and mascarpone could be my way in:D

The French said...

Wow! I'd love to make that for my mom. Think it would hold up through Fed-Ex? Oh well, guess I'll have to eat it:)

Rambling Tart said...

Oooeee, my Mums would LOVE this, Susan. :-) I'm making her dinner tonight but this would be great fun for tea one afternoon. :-)

Cheryl said...

Now THAT'S what I call a Mother's Day recipe. Simple, pretty, feminine, and easily executed by (my) kids. Plus, you've got your chocolate group, your dairy group, and your fruit group. It's practically a multivitamin!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

jessica-Good for you! I'm not a mom either, but I have eaten about 5 of them. ;)

peter-That's the way to look at it.

mrsjenb-Absolutely! It's got protein, carbs, and fiber for all day fuel. ;) And you're so welcome. It was my pleasure.

ciaochowlinda-I'm Susan Russo on FB. Thanks!

val-This is your ticket.

thefrench-Oh, well. :)

rambling-Dinner? Aren't you sweet. You should definitely reward yourself with one of these babies then.

cheryl-Thanks for opening my eyes to the amazing health benefits, Cheryl! Maybe you should give my your husband's email. I need to send him a link. ;)

Maria said...

Looks like a fabulous way to celebrate Mother's Day...or any day!

Joanne said...

This recipe is all I need to see! I won't be having brunch with my mother, but I think this would make a nice dessert don't you?

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

That looks spiffy! Last year I discovered the joy of strawberries and goat cheese. But then, there's Nutella! Will Mom ever be the same?

Debbie said...

Susan that is a perfect breakfast. My problem is that if I had that breakfast I would become addicted to it and want it everyday!!!

Rachael Hutchings said...

Oh yum! So often, it's the simple recipes that are the very best! I think this one qualifies!

Alanna Kellogg said...

Now this would be gilding the lily, but what about a small dessert version, maybe small shortbread cookies instead of the toast, with just one slice of strawberry! How fun to 'riff' on your happy-mama idea!

The Teacher Cooks said...

Mmmm! Something simple, sweet, and beautiful. Mom could not ask for anything more!

Unknown said...

I sent this recipe to my Mom, she loves Nutella. I am merely a good child, not a favorite child.

This looks yummy.

sarah henry said...

Ooo. I do like the look of this. Have emailed to my foodie son, just a gentle hint re what mama might like (to share, natch) on Sunday morning.

Thanks for serving up something pretty and possible for a young one to put together without stress!

Lynda said...

This recipe has been forwarded to my husband. Thank you :)

Shelby said...

This is exactly what I want for mother's day breakfast! Looks super decadent!

Sophie said...

What a great & unique easy idea!!

Looks so appetizing too!

MMMMMM,...I have allready cooked & baked a lot of your tasty dishes & I think you have a COOL foodblog!

Many greets from sunny Brussels, Belgium!

Robyn said...

OMG - forget Mom, I'm making that just for me!!!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Nutella and mascarpone are two of my favorite things. I think if I made something like this, I would just eat slice after slice of toast until I ran out of bread!

I'm just taking Mom out to dinner at her favorite local restaurant the night before Mother's Day. Fewer crowds that way.

Katie @ Cozydelicious said...

So simple, so yummy! My mother would love these... and so few dishes to clean up after! Perfect!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

That would sure have won my mom's heart! Make it simple and it seems totally over the top elegant.
A winner for sure Susan.

The Italian Dish said...

If my family made me that for Mother's Day I would be very, very happy!

Unknown said...

Yes Please! Something the hubby and the kids can easily do.

tasteofbeirut said...

I hope I get to eat this every day!

Table Talk said...

You definitely have this one figured out---as a mom I know I would love to see a few of these finding their way to the table on Mother's Day! ---or any day, for that matter.

Kevin said...

Berries and mascarpone are a killer combo.

Jenny said...


Fit for mother's day =) I'm going to make this one before the day ends.

Anonymous said...

I'm drooling. I have strawberries in the fridge and homemade "Nutella" that needs to be finished up. I think I know what we're having for dessert tonight!

Lisa said...

Love the ease of this recipe. It would be perfect on a brunch menu -- delicious decadent ingredients prepared with simplicity! Cheers to all the mamas!!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

maria-I agree!


tw-Nope. She won't. ;)

debbie-There's a strong likelihood that could happen.


alanna-Gild the lily!

teachercooks-I'm glad you think so.

KJ-You'll be the favorite now though! ;)

sarahhenry-It is little-hand friendly. :)

Lynda-Hah! I love that!

grumpynhoney-I hope you got it!

sophie-How sweet of you to say! Many thanks! It's always lovely to hear from satisfied readers. :)

robyn-Smart girl.

shortdisordercook-That is good thinking. You must be the brainy child.;)

katie-That's true. An unexpected bonus!

tanna-I'm sure you would love to opportunity for another Mother's Day with her. Thank you so much!

italiandish-I hope you did!


tastofbeirut-I know!

tabletalk-Any day, any time.

jkevin-I agree.

jenny-That is cool! :)

michelle-I hope you licked the spoon!

lisa-Cheers! Cheers! Mamas are the best!

Paula - bell'alimento said...

Being I'm a self proclaimed Nutella-holic I LOVE this! It's the perfect way to start off the day {or end it}

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Margot said...

Beautiful summer sandwich idea Susan, I will feature this recipe as "This week featured article" on my side bar (just a link to your post) if you don't mind.
Have a lovely day, Margot