Recipe: Cinnamon French Toast with Nutella (or the best thing I’ve ever put in my face)

June 2, 2014

It started with a tweet.
Last week R tweeted me (it’s how all the modern families are communicating their dining wishes don’t you know?) a picture of this thing she’d found on t’interweb and asked if we could recreate it.
Cinnamon? Nutella? Frying? I was so unbelievably in. You really ought to be too. Look. At. It.
Cinnamon French Toast with NutellaOooozy and delicious. 

First things first, I went of a quick guilt assuaging run.  I did a couple of miles in my new trainers and stopped off for raspberries on the way back to up the fruit quota.

Guilt firmly out of the picture, if you want to make this go gather these things.

Cinnamon French Toast with Nutella

In an ideal world and with a little pre planning we’d have infused our own cinnamon sugar but for the sake of reducing the pan-to-face time to a bare minimum I mixed together about 100g golden caster sugar and a heaped teaspoon of ground cinnamon and it worked just fine.

1) Make the french toast. Lightly beat the eggs in a bowl and dunk the bread in to coat completely in the eggs. Heat a little oil in a frying pan and cook your toast on both sides.
Cinnamon French Toast with Nutella

2) When it’s gorgeously golden all over, dredge the french toast in your cinnamon sugar, get it good and coated and breathe deeply, it smells glorious.

Cinnamon French Toast with Nutella

Cinnamon French Toast with Nutella

3) When you’re all sugared up, dollop as much Nutella as you can conceivably eat in the middle and roll up the toast around it. The heat from the toast melts the Nutella, the Nutella oozes, you make involuntary noises. Maybe you drool a little and that’s ok; if you’re making them for the family the first one won’t be yours anyway!! 

Cinnamon French Toast with Nutella They roll up better than you think but a little cocktail stick or bit of bamboo will hold them together for the three seconds before they’re scoffed. 

4) Eat, groan, repeat as many times as you can manage. 

Cinnamon French Toast with Nutella

I didn’t have time to make all the pictures the right way up or do any fancy schmancy editing so y’know, just go make these and take your own beautiful pictures; they’re really quite photogenic! 

Best breakfast ever?  Yarp! Don’t eat a stack of them and then try to do anything at all afterwards, that just doesn’t work. 

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