As I’ve said in previous blog posts, I like to experiment with different genres of posts. From reviews, to day-in-the-life, I like to explore different styles and discover what I enjoy writing about the most. Today’s post is food. I love to cook. I find it extremely therapeutic and just fun. One of my favourite things to do is to look online for videos of cooking. A site I’m very keen on is Buzzfeed’s ‘Tasty’ and this recipe is actually one of theirs. If you’re a Nutella fan with a sweet tooth, looking for something different for breakfast- or just fancy a treat- this is one for you.
For this recipe you will need:
1 tbsp milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 slices of bread- I used brioche for a sweeter taste and softer texture but you can use any bread you’d like (white would be best)
1.Firstly, crack the eggs into a shallow dish and add the milk, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Whisk all together until everything is combined. I find this mixture makes more than two brioche slices so if you plan on making more than two roll-ups, you probably wouldn’t need to adjust the recipe.
2. With a rolling pin, roll the bread flat. This will help to roll the french toast. Spread a (generous) layer of Nutella on the topside of each slice. You don’t have to use Nutella if you don’t want to. At this stage, you can use whatever you like!
3. Roll the bread into a tube-like shape and place in the dish of the egg mixture. Roll the bread around, allowing it all to absorb the egg mixture and coat every crevice of the bread.
4. Heat a knob of butter in a frying pan and coat the bottom of the pan. Once the pan is hot and the butter has melted, carefully place the roll-ups in the pan, with a centimetre or two distance from each other.
5. After about a minute or two, turn the roll-ups over to see if it is golden in colour. If it is, allow them to fry on the other side. Try to cover every side of the roll-ups. Because of their shape, they can be difficult to cook on their sides, as they can roll- I used a spatula and a palette knife to hold them in place, whilst the rest of the roll-up cooked.
6. Once the toast resembles a nice golden brown colour all over, transfer them to a plate and serve with plenty of berries- I really recommend strawberries, as they complement the Nutella perfectly! I also added a little golden syrup and a sprinkle of icing sugar. Incredibly sweet and naughty but incredibly delicious!
This makes a slightly different breakfast than your standard cornflakes or yoghurt but of course, it is for a treat or special occasion… or not.