A loving spoon in the shape of delicious heart-shaped French toasts with sweet chocolate filling. These Sweetheart Chocolate Hazelnut Sandwiches are the perfect treat for breakfast or dessert. Crispy on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside – these heart-shaped sandwiches are made with love. Each bite is a delicious combination of rich chocolate and nutty hazelnut flavors that pair beautifully with the sweet and fluffy French toast. Whether you want to surprise your loved ones on a special occasion or simply want to treat yourself to a delicious treat, these sandwiches are sure to win hearts.
- 4 slices from a small sliced brioche loaf
- 3 tbsp chocolate hazelnut spreads
- 1 large egg
- 75 ml whole milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp chopped roasted hazelnuts
- 1 tbsp butter
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
- Ice cream, for serving
- Raspberries for serving
- Spread two of the brioche slices thickly with the chocolate-hazelnut spread.
- Top with the remaining slices to form 2 sandwiches.
- Using a large heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut the sandwiches into hearts.
- Whisk together egg, milk, vanilla and powdered sugar in a wide, shallow bowl.
- Place the hazelnuts on a plate.
- Dip the sandwiches in the egg mixture and let them rest for 1-2 minutes on each side to allow the brioche to absorb the liquid.
- Dip one side of each sandwich in the nuts.
- The sandwiches can be cooled loosely covered with cling film for up to 1 hour.
- Heat the butter in a wide skillet until melted and foaming.
- Add the sandwiches and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown and puffed up.
- Dust with a little powdered sugar and serve with ice cream and raspberries.
Equipment and tools
- mixing bowl
- frying pan
- Toaster or grill
- Serving plate
This recipe contains the following allergens:
Please ensure that you or your guests do not have any allergies or dietary restrictions to these ingredients.
Storage and leftovers
If you have leftover Sweetheart Chocolate Hazelnut Sandwiches, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To enjoy them again, reheat the sandwiches in a toaster or grill until warmed through. For an extra special treat, serve with a little powdered sugar, a scoop of ice cream and fresh raspberries.
The Health Benefits of Sweetheart Choc & Hazelnut Sandwiches
Sweetheart Choc & Hazelnut Sandwiches are not only a treat for the taste buds but also offer several health benefits. Treat yourself to this delicious treat without feeling guilty, knowing that it contains ingredients that can positively contribute to your well-being.
The base of these sandwiches is a small sliced loaf of brioche. Brioche is a rich, buttery bread made from eggs and milk. This gives the sandwiches a soft and fluffy texture. The eggs and milk in the brioche provide important nutrients such as protein, calcium and vitamins.
Chocolate hazelnut spread
The main flavor component of the Sweetheart Choc & Hazelnut Sandwiches is the chocolate hazelnut spread. Although this ingredient is undoubtedly delicious, it also offers some health benefits. Hazelnuts are a great source of healthy fats, vitamin E and minerals like magnesium and potassium. Additionally, dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants and can improve heart health.
Egg, milk and vanilla extract
The mixture of egg, milk and vanilla extract used to soak the bread before baking moisturizes and improves the overall flavor of the sandwiches. Eggs are full of protein and vitamins, while whole milk provides calcium for strong bones. Vanilla extract, obtained from the vanilla pod, is known for its antioxidant properties.
Chopped roasted hazelnuts
In addition to the hazelnut spread, the Sweetheart Choc & Hazelnut Sandwiches also contain chopped roasted hazelnuts. These nuts not only provide a pleasant level of crunch, but also offer various health benefits. Hazelnuts are rich in healthy fats, fiber, vitamin E and minerals such as copper and manganese.
Butter and powdered sugar
Although the butter and powdered sugar ingredients in this recipe aren’t particularly nutritious, they add a delicious richness and sweetness to the sandwiches. Moderation in the consumption of these ingredients is crucial for a balanced diet.
Ice cream and raspberries
The serving suggestion with ice cream and raspberries rounds off the Sweetheart Choc & Hazelnut Sandwiches deliciously. Raspberries are full of antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. Although ice cream may not be the healthiest choice, enjoying ice cream occasionally as a treat can bring happiness and satisfaction.
To sum up, Sweetheart Choc & Hazelnut Sandwiches are not only a heavenly treat but also offer some health benefits. The combination of brioche loaf, chocolate hazelnut spread, eggs, milk and hazelnuts provides important nutrients and antioxidants. Remember to enjoy these sandwiches in moderation as part of a balanced diet.