Friday, February 5, 2010

World Nutella Day: Stuffed Challah Nutella French Toast

World Nutella Day got its start in 2007, and today, February 5, is the 4th Annual World Nutella Day. Nutella is more than just a 'chocolaty hazelnut spread," it's a way of life. You absolutely must go to the World Nutella Day site to see over 500 recipes for Nutella. The 'organizers' of this holiday have spread the word, and bloggers all over the world have responded.

You, too, can participate...even if you just eat some Nutella straight from the jar. Here's how: Join the celebration!

* Check out the action at the World Nutella Day Fan Page on Facebook!
* Follow the Twitter stream @nutelladay for updates
* Follow live Tweets with the event Twitter hashtag: #nutelladay
* Get creative with more than 500 Nutella recipes
* Drool at Nutella food p*rn in the World Nutella Day Flickr Pool
* Some tips on how to Host a World Nutella Day party at home
* New to Nutella? Learn what the fuss is about

Stuffed Challah Nutella French Toast

Here's an easy Nutella French Toast Recipe adapted from Cook's Illustrated. I use Challah, but Brioche is great, too! Remember: Stale bread makes great French Toast.

2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 tbsp melted unsalted butter
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
8 fat slices of challah (egg bread)
Nutella, a few tbsp
Powdered sugar

Whisk egg, milk, melted butter, salt, sugar and vanilla.
Spread Nutella (a few tbsp) on 4 of the challah slices and add second slice.
Add 2 tbsp butter to skillet over medium heat

In a flat-ish dish pour 1/2 batter and soak both sides of 2 'sandwiches'. (Hint: don't use all the batter at once or your first Stuffed French toasts will soak it all up and you won't have any batter left for the others). Remove and fry. Turning over, of course. Dip the second two French toast sandwiches, soak, and fry about 1-2 minutes on first side. Flip. They're done when they're golden brown and crisp. Remove from heat, dust with powdered sugar and eat. Fabulous!


Maria said...

What a decadent breakfast!

Chris said...

You brought Challah to a whole new level with this! ;) Brava!

Janet Rudolph said...

And, a great way to start the day!

Krista said...

Two of my favorite things -- Cook's magazine and Nutella. I can't bring Nutella into the house. It's like catnip to me. I can't help myself. Oh dear, oh dear, and now I'll *have* to make this.

~ Krista

chow and chatter said...

oh wow heavenly combo