>> Saturday, October 30, 2010
Ok, this isn't how it was supposed to happen this morning.
I'm usually pretty good with breakfast. I have my heart healthy oatmeal or quinoa and a whole lot of fruit on a normal day. And if you have been reading my blog, you'd know that I do try to post healthy recipes and enjoy taking out 'bad' ingredients in my meals and substituting them with more wholesome alternatives.
But maybe today just wasn't a normal day.
You see, I woke up craving for chocolate. And some jazz. A strange morning indeed.
Then a block of chocolate with raisons and pistachio from Koko Black was just sitting on top of my dressers.
It was meant to be sent to a friend in Sydney last week but unfortunately I left it near my window and the sun melted the chocolate and turned it slightly wonky shaped.
That can only mean one thing. I need to buy another block of chocolate...and eat the wonky one myself.
So I turned it into a french toast along with apples.
Oh my...I'm not sure if this was a good idea afterall.
Because I don't know if I can ever go back to my oatmeal.
As if french toasts aren't tempting enough, the addition of the melting chocolate goo and the crunch of the apples makes eating this so finger-licking good. I think bananas or strawberries would work well here too.
Chocolate and Apple French Toast
Inspired by Masa
- 8 slices of toast (I used multi-grain)
- 1 Fuji apple (don't use granny smith)
- 2 blocks of chocolate
- Handful of Almond slices
- 1 tbsp of flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp melted butter
- 1 egg
- 200ml milk
- 1 tbsp sugar (I used brown sugar)
1. Mix all the ingredients from the Flour Batter section of the ingredients together in a small bowl.
2. Peel and slice the apple thinly and place evenly on the toast.
3. Break a block of chocolate in half, and place it on top of the apples on the toast.
4. Use a spoon to carefully ladle the flour batter onto the side of the toast before placing another slice of toast on top of it. Place a plate on top of the 2 slices to ensure they stick together.
5. Mix the ingredients from the Milk/Egg Batter together in a large bowl and dip the 2 'glued' slices of toast into the batter on both sides. Make sure you don't dip it for too long otherwise the toasts will be soggy.
6. Turn the gas on low heat, add some butter as once it's melted add the sliced almonds and gently stir around the pan.
7. Place the batter-dipped sandwich onto the pan directly on top of the almonds and leave it there until it is golden brown on the bottom side. Flip the sandwich over and again wait until it is golden brown. Remember the gas/stove is to be set on low, you don't want the crust to be burnt and the chocolate not melting inside.
8. Once out of the pan, place on a board and cut it in half!
Oh, and it might be a good idea to sprinkle some icing sugar (powder sugar) on the toast. I didn't have them in my pantry.
But yeah, you know the rest.
Go make yourself some tea or coffee and sit back. Watch the rain outside (raining on Melbourne Cup weekend!) and and turn on some sweet vocal jazz ;)