Cause I’m easy…I’m easy like Easter Sunday morning.

Happy Easter everyone!

Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, I hope everyone enjoyed their day and weekend (especially if you had a glorious three-day weekend). I celebrated my holiday at the church of great food and sleeping in. I’ve been wanting to try this recipe for Nutella Stuffed French Toast that I came across in the cookbook, The Comfort Table, for a couple of months now. The recipe is super easy, so easy in fact, you don’t even really need a recipe.  There are a million different variations of the recipe that you can find online as well and decide for yourself exactly how you want to put your own spin on the dish.

For those who may not know, Nutella is amazing. Some would call it a little taste of heaven. Other call it sex in a bottle. No matter the term of endearment you call this amazing hazelnut spread, we can all agree that it has pretty much changed our lives and we look at those who ask “what’s Nutella?” with shock and disdain. It is not chocolate. It is not peanut butter. It is a hazelnut spread with cocoa and it is delightful.

Anywho, on to the “recipe” for Nutella Stuffed French Toast. This is how I made my lovely Easter brunch, taking bits and pieces from several recipes and editing to my own tastes (this makes 2 ‘sandwiches’).

4 slices of italian bread (if you have challah bread, this is recommended, also Texas Toast would work great as well)

2 eggs

a little milk (I didn’t measure, sorry. Most recipes called for about 3/4 cups, but they also called for more eggs and bread. I just eyeballed it and did a little less than I thought I needed)

Nutella

cinnamon sugar

syrup

powdered sugar

cinnamon sticks (for garnish)

make a 2 sandwiches with the bread and Nutella. lay the sandwiches in a separate dish or pan for soaking.


whisk the eggs, milk and cinnamon & sugar in bowl

pour the egg mixture on the sandwiches being sure to cover both sides completely while not overly soaking. *at this point i sprinkled a little more cinnamon & sugar on the soaked bread


fry sandwiches in a large pan (or skillet) over medium to high heat until both sides are golden crisp and Nutella is melted

pour on the syrup, sprinkle the powdered sugar and garnish with cinnamon


This was delicious! After I took my first bite, I said “Oh my!”. Literally. Out loud. I don’t believe I have ever been compelled to use the phrase “oh my!” before in my life. It is sort of like saying “that’s phat”, it never occurred to me that those words should ever leave my mouth. But that is what good food will do to you; it will make you say down home phrases like “oh my” with a regional accent you try desperately to never inherit.

The only thing that would have made this meal any better, is if I had champagne to put in my orange juice…and if I was sharing this meal with Audrey, my Nutella partner in crime as I was not able to tackle both sandwiches on my own.

above picture: me (on left), Audrey. New York City, Summer 2008.

Walking home from work through Union Square Greenmarket? Check. Stop by Trader Joes for some challah bread? Check. Sitting on the couch, windows open letting in the summer breeze and city sounds while we digress on the days drama? Check, check. 🙂


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