The word 'tiramisu' comes from the Venetian for "pick me up". Thanks Wikipedia. Essentially a sort of Italian trifle packed full of cream, dainty little biscuits, marsala and coffee. Allow us to gild the lily even further and take these flavours and stick them in French toast. Because we can.
- Whisk the mascarpone and double cream to stiff peaks and set aside.
- Whisk the eggs, milk, espresso, marsala and vanilla essence. Dip each slice of bread in the mixture.
- Heat the oil and butter in the frying pan and, on a medium heat, fry the French toast on both sides until golden brown all over.
- Layer the toast with the whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles, more toast and cream and more chocolate.