I'm so happy to live in a world where french toast exists. I mean, look at it!
It's kind of my 'end-of-maternity-leave-celebration-comiseration-breakfast'. That's a thing. I am, actually supposed to be back at work today but Matilda has already decided to catch a bug and her nursery says she has to be vomit free for 48 hours before she can go back. I felt like a great employee ringing up and asking to go in on Wednesday instead but as my Mum said, that's what comes with having kids.
I'll apologise now for having mentioned vomit in two consecutive blog posts. There'll be no more from now on.
I believe, if you can, french toast should be made with brioche. The texture of the bread just lends itself so well to french toast. The caramelised bananas are well worth the tiny bit of extra effort to make them. They're really easy but just require you to keep an eye on the pan.
So...you're wondering about that salted nutella sauce aren't you?
That sauce right there ^^
This is the easiest most impressive sauce E V E R. It goes perfectly with the sweet brioche and bananas. I keep thinking about how amazing it would be on proper vanilla ice cream.
It probably turns this abit too much into dessert but you could just eat kale for the rest of the day if you have it for breakfast. Kale's not so bad.
Brioche French Toast w/ Caramelised Bananas and Salted Nutella Sauce
2 slices brioche
60ml double cream
2 teaspoons caster sugar
2 tablespoons caster sugar
100g double cream
1/2-1 teaspoon salt (depending on taste)
- In a wide shallow dish, whisk together the eggs, cream and caster sugar.
- Slice your banana into 1cm thick discs. Lay the slices out and sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar on each side.
- In a small pan, melt 20g unsalted butter until bubbling and place the bananas in the pan over a medium heat. Fry for 1-2 minutes each side, or until golden. Turn the heat off and cover with foil to keep warm.
- Soak the slices of brioche for a good 1-2 minutes each side. Whilst this is soaking, melt 30g unsalted butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Carefully lay the brioche in the frying pan and fry until golden.
- For the sauce, gently heat the cream and nutella until smooth and add the salt at the end.
- To serve, top the french toast with the bananas and drizzle the sauce liberally.