The Hazelnut Stuffed French Toast Your Family Will Love


French toast is a family favourite in any household. Take it to a new, exciting level by stuffing hazelnut and cinnamon sugar spread between the layers.

Ingredients

    4 Thick slices of day old bread
    60 g / 1⁄4 cup Hazelnut spread
    60 g / 1⁄4 cup Crystal Margarine
    45 g / 3 tbsp Brown sugar
    2 g / 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
    4 large Eggs
    170 ml / 2⁄3 cup Milk
    15 ml / 1 tbsp Rum extract
    2 g / 1 tsp Orange zest
    Maple syrup, for topping
    Extra Crystal Margarine, for cooking

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 325°F(160°C).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, rum extract, and orange zest until well blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, cream together the hazelnut spread, Crystal Margarine, brown sugar, and cinnamon with a rubber spatula.

  4. Spread a generous layer of cinnamon-hazelnut spread on one side of each slice of bread.
  5. Cut each slice of bread in half widthwise. Sandwich the halves.

  6. Heat an oven safe pan over medium heat.
  7. Dip each of the prepared sandwiches into the egg mixture, allowing them to soak up a bit of the mixture before flipping them over and soaking the other side. Be careful — you don’t want the sandwich to slide apart.
  8. Into the warmed pan, add a 1⁄2 tbsp of Crystal Margarine. The margarine should slowly bubble with a quiet sizzle and steam. If it begins to smoke, turn the heat down.
  9. Turn the heat down on the frying pan and place the soaked sandwiches into the pan.
  10. Fry the first side until gently browned, about 30-40 seconds, before gently flipping the sandwiches over.
  11. Transfer the pan to the oven. Cook the sandwiches for 3-4 minutes, or until the bottoms are browned and the filling is dripping out the sides.
  12. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the sandwiches to cool for a moment before eating, as the filling will be extremely hot.
  13. Serve topped with maple syrup and a dusting of cinnamon.

Chef Tips

  • Baking french toast in the oven encourages even cooking.
  • Try serving with your favourite ice cream, or fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

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