Monday, May 26, 2014

Breakfast of champions for special people in your life

As I mentioned last week study has been taking over my life of late, every hour, everything I do it's in my mind and it has been going on for a while! Doing a doctorate is somewhat all consuming and the fall out from all this stress hits the ones closest to you. So what do you do for those lovely, supportive invaluable people - show your love in chocolate and hazelnuts, of course!

This french toast is nutty, crunchy, with a soft delicious center. It's covered in sweet icing sugar, crunchy hazelnuts and drizzled in delicious Nutella sauce and the best part of all this, it can all be whipped up in 10 minutes or so.

Here's what you'll need:

2 eggs
2 tbsp Milk
20g hazelnuts
splash of amaretto
2 thick slices of bread (preferably a few days old)
1 tsp Almond Oil
2 tbsp Nutella
1 tbsp milk

+ 1 tsp icing sugar to decorate


1 - Chop up your hazelnuts. Start by giving a rough chop, then remove the large chunks and then
      finely chop the smaller bits until you have very finely ground nuts.

2 - Put the tiny pieces into a bowl, add the eggs and milk and beat thoroughly.

3 - Thickly slice your bread. I used a brown seedy bread because it adds to the nutty texture but any
      white or brown bread would be fine here.

4 - Submerge your bread in the egg mixture, turn once and leave for a minute or so. On a frying pan
      heat up your almond oil.

5 - As your bread is soaking measure out two table spoons of Nutella into a small bowl and add your

6 - Microwave the Nutella mixture for 30 seconds and then mix and beat vigorously until smooth.

7 - Put your bread onto the hot pan and fry on both sides for about 30 seconds

8 - While your doing this soak the second piece. Fry the second piece in the same way as the first,
      but while frying the second side of the second piece introduce the large chunks of hazelnut to the

9 - Finally remove from the pan, plate and decorate with your toasted hazelnuts, sauce and some
      icing sugar. Then present to your loved one with extra dipping sauce, a coffee and a smile =)

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