Happy Easter Friends! I can hardly believe Easter is already here, I was just getting over the over indulgence during the Christmas period and now it has started all over again! This year I was fortunate enough to join in the Greek tradition of making tsoureki (sweet Easter bread) and koulouraki (Easter biscuits) in the lead up to Easter with my sister in-law. Last year I made my first tsoureki bread with a twist making nutella filled tsoureki muffins which turned out great, but this year I went traditional with the help of Yia Yia and her special recipe, where experience is everything and measurements are well…pretty much non existent. A recipe of this stature deserves to be treated with love and respect and despite feeling daunted at the prospect of attempting a mother of a recipe, my sister-in-law and I rounded up our determination to make it work. And I can proudly say after 10 hours and 18 Tsoureki later, we were a success! Kudos to us!
Last Easter as every other, we end up with so much tsoureki we don’t know what to do with it, so I decided to make some french toast using our left over tsoureki and I haven’t looked back. The beginning of our own little Easter tradition. I still haven’t figured out what to do with all the left over Easter eggs but I’m sure that I will get to that soon enough! In the meantime however enjoy this yummy and indulgent french toast recipe, perhaps you can start a new feasting tradition with your family!
Love Wifey xx
Nutella Tsoureki French Toast
1 loaf of Tsoureki or Brioche
Dash of milk
Pinch of salt
Roughly chopped hazelnuts
Olive oil for frying
- Slice the tsoureki loaf in approximately 1cm thick slices. Sandwich two slices of tsoureki together with nutella until you have used up the whole loaf.
- Whisk eggs with a dash of milk and pinch of salt.
- Dip all the tsoureki sandwiches into the egg mixture and coat well.
- In a frypan place some oil and on a medium heat fry the tsoureki sandwiches until all sides are golden brown.
- Serve the tsoureki french toast with a dollop of nutella and some roughly chopped hazelnuts.
Note: Tsoureki is available at most Greek delicatessens during easter time, if you don’t have any a brioche type bread or even panettone will do. You can also add bananas or berries to your nutella filling if you like, or just omit the nutella completely! The possibilities are endless!