In honor of Valentine’s Day I thought I’d make some delicious French Toast. Not just your bog standard French Toast though…. I mean Nutella French Toast. YUM!!
What you need
1/2 loaf of dense stale bread (normal sandwich loaf works too)
3 tbsp orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tbsp sugar
dash of salt
Icing sugar for dusting
Vegetable Oil (not olive as it’s too flavoursome)
What you do
For of this special occasion I cut a few pieces of bread into heart shapes but feel free to leave the crust on if you prefer it that way. I did a bit of both.
Spread Nutella over all of the pieces of bread then squish them together to make Nutella sandiches. I didn’t over do the Nutella as I didn’t want them too sweet but if you have a sweet tooth – go for it!
Combine eggs, milk, orange juice, vanilla, sugar and salt in a shallow bowl and whisk. Next, place vegetable oil in a pan and heat to medium or medium low heat.
Dip one of your Nutella sandwiches into the egg batter until it is fully coated. Be careful not to soak it too much or you may run out of batter.
Cook until golden brown on both sides and fully cooked. Done like this, the French Toast will be thick, so you might want to place them in a warm oven for about 10 minutes or until nice and crispy on the outside. This also works well for keeping the first couple warm while you finish making the rest.
Repeat dipping and cooking the bread, adding oil to the pan each time, or as you need it.
Once they are complete, dust with icing sugar and enjoy!
What special treats do you cook on Valentine’s Day?