5 ways to do chocolate on toast, in aid of World Nutella Day
We all love any excuse to celebrate, and the 5th of February, otherwise known as World Nutella Day, is no exception. In honour of such a special day, we’re here to give you some chocolate-on-toast inspiration, so you can join in the festivities. Here are five ways you can bring your toast to life through the magic of chocolate.
1. Chocolate and banana French toast For a chocolatey twist on French Toast, this BBC recipe is easy to make, and easier to eat. Slice one ripe banana into a bowl and mash, before adding in 75g of chopped milk chocolate. Lay down two slices of white, crusty bread and spread the mixture on top. Top each piece with another slice of bread to make a sandwich, then whisk together 3 eggs, 1tbsp of double cream, 1 tsp of vanilla extract and one tbsp of maple syrup into a shallow dish. Melt 25g of unsalted butter into a large frying pan on a medium heat, before laying one sandwich into the mixture and cooking it for one minute on each side, until you have a golden brown, melty toast sensation.
2. Grilled cinnamon chocolate toast This recipe, from Half-baked Harvest, takes just five minutes (to make, that is – it takes far less time to eat). Mix ¼ cup of ground sugar with 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon, and lightly toast two slices of bread. Spread both sides of the toast with butter and sprinkle on the cinnamon/sugar mixture, then heat over a medium heat. Add 4 ounces of chopped chocolate to one side of the toast, then place the other side on top, grilling for a minute or two until the chocolate starts to melt.
3. Chocolate ricotta toast If you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous, this Food Network recipe might just be the one for you. Mix a cup of fresh ricotta cheese with 2 tbspn sugar, ¼ of a tsp of ground cinnamon and the same amount of pure vanilla extract. Then brush 4 thick slices of bread with a quarter of a cup of extra virgin olive oil, and grill until golden. Top each slice with the ricotta mixture and spread evenly, before grating 1 ½ ounces of dark chocolate over the top.
4. Chocolate avocado toast It might sound odd at first, but this recipe by chef Richard Blais will make you wonder how you’ve survived this long without combining avocado and chocolate. Put the glorious insides of 4 avocados, ½ a cup of unsweetened cocoa powder and a squirt of honey in a food processor and blend until smooth. Toast 3 slices of sourdough bread and spread the mixture on top, before topping the whole thing with strawberries.
5. Chocolate cheese toast And finally, if you not in the mood to prepare anything this World Nutella Day, fear not, because Choconchoc has your back. Our mini chocolate cheese board offers the ultimate in indulgence and sophistication, with mini white chocolate brie and emmental slices, a white and dark chocolate chunk of stilton, and white chocolate grapes. All chocolate and no cheese – perfect with or without toast.