Nutella French Toast
Whilst we were away in the New Forest last month, I was given the remainder of a bag of wholemeal sliced bread to take home. This is not something I would normally buy as I make my own bread, so I was keen to use it up quickly. I also had some ancient Nutella that has been sitting in a jar since I don’t know when and I thought it was time to remove it and make a bit more room in my overcrowded cupboard.
Why not kill two birds with one stone? The solution: an indulgent breakfast of French toast.
Jolly delicious it was too with the eggy bread and melting chocolate. I don’t know why I haven’t thought of this before. I can only imagine how much better it would be with good bread and my homemade chocolate cashew nut spread.
Tea Time Treats, hosted by Karen of Lavender and Lovage and Janie over at The Hedge Combers, is all about toast this month, so my very moreish Nutella French Toast is winging its way in that direction.
As both the bread and Nutella needed using up and I can never bear to throw anything away unless it crawls out of the door of its own accord, I am also sending this off to the No Waste Food Challenge hosted over at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary.
- 4 large slices wholemeal bread
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp crème fraîche (I used homemade)
- 1 drop cardamom extract (or spice of choice)
- 1 heaped tsp sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp Nutella
- knob of butter
- splash of rapeseed oil
- Spread the Nutella over two of the bread slices, then press the other slices on top to create a sandwich.
- Beat the eggs, crème fraîche, cardamom and sesame seeds together and pour into a flattish container.
- Dip the sandwiches into the mixture, first one side then the other.
- Add the butter and oil to a frying pan over a low heat.
- Place one sandwich into the pan and fry for 3 minutes or so until golden, then turn over and fry the other side. Repeat with the other sandwich and eat whilst hot.