Cynthia St-Pierre is an Associate Writer Member of Crime Writers of Canada.
One can’t go around solving mysteries ALL the time. And Beautiful Things, the interior design shop I run with half-sister Anne, only boasts so many clients in Black Currant Bay, population 8,000, give or take a herd of moose. So I took up an on-line investigation – www.vegetariandetective.blogspot.com. There I’m On the Case of Good Food. Best thing about the whole veggie scene is it includes CHOCOLATE! Case in point – this variation of my French Vanilla Toast. Tastes like a buttery chocolate croissant.
French Chocolate Hazelnut Toast
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 slices whole-wheat bread
2 generous tbsps chocolate hazelnut spread (Nutella is good)
1 tsp butter
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla and salt to taste. Spread the Nutella between the slices of bread. Dip both sides of the sandwich in the egg mixture and let soak just a little. Fry in the butter until golden brown on both sides. Slide onto a cutting board and cut in half before plating and dusting with icing sugar. Serves 1.