Everyone loves French toast but it becomes even more delicious by simply adding one extra ingredient – Nutella.
So where does Nutella come from and why do we love it so much?
Well, it was first created when there was a cocoa shortage in 19th-century Piedmont, Italy. This meant chocolate was bulked out with ground hazelnuts and sold as a solid load called pasta gianduja. Not surprisingly, the children went crazy for the ridiculously tasty combination of hazelnuts and chocolate and it’s popularity has never waned.
But it wasn’t until 1951 when the solid slab was softened and sold by the jar and then in 1964 it was given the name Nutella.
For Nutella nuts like us, you might not realise that in every 500 gram jar there are more than 50 hazelnuts so it’s easy to see from this how Nutella production accounts for one quarter of the world’s hazelnut supply.
Try our quick and easy version of French Nutella Toast served with strawberries when you next have a sweet craving.
- 4 thick slices brioche bread
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla essence
- 1/2 TBS sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Icing sugar to serve
- Jar of nutella (use as you desire)