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Mother’s Day Recipe: Lemon Ricotta French Toast

Posted on: May 6th, 2013 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

Planning to treat the mom in your house with breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day morning? Wow her with this Lemon Ricotta French Toast recipe from Perk Eatery in Scottsdale.

Perk Eatery will be featured on the Food Network’s popular “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” in an episode airing on May 6, 2013. Visit Perk Eatery to check out the restaurant and menu yourself at 6501 E Greenway Parkway, Suite 159 in the Safeway Plaza on the east side of the center. For more information visit perkeatery.com or call 480-998-6026.

Lemon Ricotta French Toast


  • Bread of choice (We use Challah– 1” thick slice)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 TBL sugar
  • Lemon Curd
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Fresh Berries
  • Powdered sugar
  • Lemon (for zesting)
  • Maple Syrup


  1. Pre-heat skillet on medium heat. In a bowl combine eggs, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar.  Beat mixture until well combined.
  2. Dip bread generously until soaked through but not soggy. Add mixture to buttered pan and cook until golden brown, flip bread and cook on the other side until golden.
  3. Remove from pan and transfer to plate. Spread lemon curd on one slice and ricotta on other slice. Sandwich the two slices together and cut in diagonal.  Top with fresh berries and powdered sugar and maple syrup.

About the Author - Amy Martin

Author of Her Plate, Amy's love of food, cooking and all things culinary keeps her endlessly plotting what her next meal will be. Her pastimes include creating in (i.e. demolishing) her own kitchen and baking far more sweets than her tiny family could ever eat.

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