The Matilda

Melissa Baldan


Love at first bite!
Ham, berries, mascarpone cheese all combine to create a phenomenal taste that can't be denied!

★★★★★ 3 votes
10 Min
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Oh wow, I love the blend of flavors in this scrumptious sandwich.  The clove butter made the bread tasty.  And mascarpone with the berries gave a sweet taste mixed with the savory ham. Just delightful!


8 slice
french bread , sliced 1/2 in thick
1/4 c
unsalted butter, room temp
1/8 Tbsp
ground cloves
8 oz
mascarpone cheese
1 tsp
1 c
whole blackberries
1 Tbsp
white sugar
8 oz
deli sliced smoked ham

How to Make The Matilda


  • 1Preheat oven to 350, place ham in baking dish and set in oven to heat.
  • 2Mix together butter and cloves. Set aside.
  • 3Beat mascarpone and vanilla with electric mixer and the whisk attachment until fluffy. Set aside.
  • 4Place blackberries and sugar in food processor and process until berries have broken down and are combined with sugar. Set aside.
  • 5Preheat skillet over medium heat. Spread ½ tablespoon on one side of each slice of bread. Place bread, butter side down, in skillet and cook until golden.
  • 6Remove ham from oven as soon as you are ready to assemble sandwiches.
  • 7Lay 4 slices bread, toasted side down, and on each slice arrange 2 ounces ham, 1/4 cup mascarpone mixture, 1 tablespoon blackberry mixture and second slice of bread (butter side up), in that order.
  • 8makes 4. enjoy!

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About The Matilda

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: American
Collection: World Food Champs