Sweet! Giada's festive French toast with berries

Need some holiday-worthy breakfast ideas? Learn how to make delicious dishes from Giada De Laurentiis — baked French toast with blueberries and ricotta orange pound cake with strawberries:

French toast with blueberries
Servings:

4-6 servings

Ingredients

    • Butter for greasing
    • 6 eggs
    • 3 cups milk
    • 3/4 cup maplesyrup, plus extra for serving
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, plus 1 tablespoon
    • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
    • Zest of 1 lemon
    • 3 1-inch thick slices (8 ounces) day-old challah or sourdough bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
    • 2 cups (12 ounces) fresh or frozen, thawed, and drained blueberries
    • 3 tablespoons sugar

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Ricotta orange pound cake with strawberries
Servings:

6-8 servings

Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter room temperature, plus more to grease the baking pan
    • 1 1/2 cups whole milk ricotta cheese
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 orange, zested
    • 2 tablespoons Amaretto
    • Powdered sugar, for dusting
    • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and quartered or 3 oranges, cut into supremes

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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