I will be showing you how to make stuffed French toast here but you don’t have to stuff it if you don’t want, this is a basic French toast tutorial. Is there anything better to eat on the weekends? I seriously doubt it. My husband is very particular about French toast so I had to make sure I got his stamp of approval and this morning when I made him Cranberry French Toast stuffed with Nutella he said that it was one of the best things he has ever eaten…I knew it was time to share.
You are going to need some bread, 1 cup of milk (I used evaporated skim milk), 1 egg, 1 tsp of vanilla, 1/2 tbsp sugar (optional) and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. I used a homemade cranberry bread and cut it thick so I could stuff it with Nutella. Just whisk up all the other ingredients to make the batter and heat a sautee pan to medium high heat.
With a small sharp knife, cut a hole on the side of the bread for the stuffing, not too deep, not going crazy here.
Fold in the Nutella with a spoon on either side of the bread. I removed the crusts which made this technique a little easier. Messy but awesome.
Dunk the bread in the batter and for a dense bread like this one I do let it sit for a bit, like 20 seconds on each side. Some people do not like their French toast “wet” so for those of you who prefer it drier, just junk and fry up in some butter, just a couple of minutes on each side will do.
This is one that I made for my Mom during her visit and it was a big hit with her too. My only warning is I think there must be some magical properties to this French toast. About an hour after eating it I have drifted off into sleep and had crazy dreams each time I have eaten it. I have a sleeping disorder so that is really bizarre for me! This has only happened with the stuffed French toast and I only had one piece so I do not think it is a sugar crash, must be the magical properties of the chocolate hazelnut spread. Whatever the reason, make and eat with caution on a lazy Sunday where you just want to enjoy food and dream.