Baklava French Toast

Baklava French Toast

I recently came across the concept of baklava french toast by Elly on elly says opa!. It is basically french toast stuffed with a baklava like filling and then drenched in a honey syrup just like baklava. Baklava is one of my favorite treats and I just had to try the frech toast version. Making the baklava french toast is a bit of work but it is well worth it. The aromas of cinnamon, citrus and honey make the baklava french toast and experience before you even take a bite. When you do take a bite the toast is slightly crisp on the outside and warm and soft and moist on the inside. Then you hit the crunchy nut mixture and are hit with a blast of cinnamon. Covering all of this is a sweet and gooey honey, cinnamon and citrus syrup...mmm... I really enjoyed the baklava french toast! Since it takes a lot less effort to make than baklava it is perfect for when that baklava craving hits and you just don't have time to make baklava.

Baklava French Toast

French toast stuffed with a nut and cinnamon filling inspired by the flavours of baklava.


Servings: makes 1 serving

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • * lemon, rind
  • * orange, rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon or a cinnamon stick
  • 1 handful nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • garnish with extra nut filling, zest & cinnamon
Directions
  1. Simmer the honey, water, lemon rind, orange rind and cinnamon in a small pan until it thickens to a syrupy consistency.
  2. Remove from heat and remove the rinds and cinnamon stick if used.
  3. Mix the nuts, cinnamon and honey in a bowl.
  4. Place the nut mixture between 2 slices of bread.
  5. Mix the egg, milk, lemon juice, orange juice, vanilla extract and salt in a shallow dish.
  6. Dip the sandwich into the egg mixture to cover both sides.
  7. Melt some butter in a pan and fry the French toast until golden brown on both sides.
  8. Serve the French toast with the syrup on top

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77 comments:

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

What a cool idea :) If you like this then you'd probably enjoy Nigella's baklava muffins from the How To Be A Domestic Goddess book. This looks and sounds so delicious :)

Peter M said...

Elly's french toast rocked and it was glorious when I made too!

Way to go Kevin!

maybelles parents said...

wow, that is a good idea and looks delicious. I bet it would be good with raspberry.

Meeta said...

Now this is my kind of french toast. I too really like baklava and this a perfect - quick way to enjoy similar flavors. Great!

VeggieGirl said...

Baklava and French toast, in one dish?? AMAZING!! Oh man **faints at sight of gorgeous food**

noble pig said...

OMG, I can't even believe a dish like this exists, I mena this is one of ultimate, ultimate dishes. Ummm, Father's Day tomorrow...yeah, perfect.

Kitt said...

OK, that's just crazy! Crazy good, but wow ...

farida said...

A very interesting recipe. Must be delicious!!!

magpie said...

Oh. My. God. That picture is wayyyyyy too amazing. Can I just eat this every day until I die??

Maryann said...

Sugar rush!! :)

Pam said...

YUM!!! This looks so decadent and delicious.

Lori said...

What a great concept - thanks so much for sharing!

Vicarious Foodie said...

Now that's what I call a hearty breakfast. Looks amazing!

bobby said...

Interesting, this looks delicious. I would love to eat this for breakfast sometime.

Raquel said...

Wow, that looks fantastic!!

White On Rice Couple said...

Kevin, this is kick butt! Oh goodness, we'll take two plates of this please!

HoneyB said...

Kevin, sounds awesome!

Pam said...

Baklava. And French Toast. Together. Wow!

Erika said...

Oh my god, this looks amazing! I have been wanting to try baklava for awhile and now I have double to reason.

cakebrain said...

Wonderful idea for French toast! I'll bet it tasted fantastic!

Helene said...

First I heard of baklava french toasts. But let me tell you that they look really good.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Holy Moly! This is the ultimate breakfast decadence! It looks wonderful!

cookinpanda said...

Really interesting. And I'm certain this is delicious. Great idea from Elly. Your version looks quite nice as well!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

What a fun concept! I love it!

Manggy said...

When I read the title of the post I thought you'd battered and fried a baklava! I nearly died of a heart attack! Hahaha :) But looking at this (much more reasonable) recipe, I can see that it's totally delicious!

Bridgett said...

Wow, now that is amazing!

chriesi said...

Mmmm may I have a piece for breakfast? Temtping!

Nora B. said...

This looks so delicious. I love baklava and french toast...I wish I can wave a magic wand and have this appear in front of me right now.

Grace said...

i think this may be the most perfect idea of all time--an excuse to eat baklava as a meal! i love it!

Jeena said...

I love baklava. You did a great job with Ellys recipe it looks totally amazing what a great treat YUM!

Adam said...

That's awesome Kev. The crispy outside looks beautiful and I bet it's nice and sweet all the way through.

Happy cook said...

I just had lucnh and still looking to that picture makes me drool and want o have this special french toast.

adventuresinshaw said...

This looks unbelievably delicious and it's so creative. And it's Sunday! The perfect day for something like this.

Greg Turner said...

Wow! Looks delicious. And what a fantastic idea. You are a continuing inspiration to me in the kitchen.

Bellini Valli said...

I have seen this French toast making the rounds Kevin. It looks just as good on your pages...I may have to give this a try:D

giz said...

Imagine the sugar rush on this first thing in the morning.

diva said...

baklava and a french toast? awesome. thanks for sharing this. i hope to try this next sunday

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

Oh! Baklava has been something I have been wanting to try. I guess this is a nice sneak preview to what the real deal might be!

nicisme said...

I would love this for breakfast, looks amazing!

Katie said...

This sounds so good my brain exploded a little with the possibilities. Oh, how I love baklava and french toast...together? Are you freakin kidding me?

Elly said...

Kevin your version of the baklava and the picture are SO good. Yum! I wish I could take a bite out of my screen. So glad you liked the dessert/breakfast combo :)

Proud Italian Cook said...

I have to try this for a special occasion it looks magnificient!

Lisa said...

Looks absolutely delicious!

nicole said...

I wish I was eating breakfast with you. Dang that looks so good. I love Baklava.

eatme_delicious said...

Ooo wow baklava french toast! What a great idea. Looks delicious and decadent.

Lina said...

wow! that looks amazing! what a great idea! I must try making this since Im too chicken to try making baklava. baby steps...

Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

I think it is way too sweet for me, but nevertheless a wonderful idea when overcome by the sweet cravings.

Diana Evans said...

i think this will be a favorite for all the dentists out there!....it look so yummy! how do you get the inspiration for all these culinary delights?

Holler said...

What an inspired idea! A treat indeed. Graham & I are in Cyprus just now and one of the restaurants here serves everyone baklava and fruit after their main meal. I thought it was a inspired idea and the watermelon was gorgeous with it.

cakewardrobe said...

OMG HELLO BREAKFAST!!! (And bouncing off the walls all day after that!) That looks DELISH for the sweet tooth that I have!!

Sharon said...

This is a great idea. Baklava is something I love but I'm not really too interested in making it myself. This is definitely something I could do and gobble up! Yum :)

Lisa said...

How interesting! Worth the effort, yes!

Elle said...

Oh my gosh! WHY did you forget to invite all of us to breakfast, hmmmm????

Try not to let it happen again.


;)

Amanda said...

This is genius! Dessert plus breakfast plus baking plus frying plus a healthy dollop of "waaaay too much", all in one tidy package!

coffeepot said...

Yummy!

Maya said...

Maybe I should just move to TO!!!! (except my husband wants to move to Montreal)
Is it breakfast or dessert? ;)

Sharon said...

this is a wonderful idea and it looks amazing!!!!

LyB said...

There are no words to describe how much I would love a taste of this, right now! It looks fabulous!

Deborah said...

I need to start reading the blogs you read - what a great idea!!

cindy* said...

yum. i just came across your blog today and bookmarked it just for this recipe. baklava is one of my faves as well.

emiglia said...

Oh. My. God.

I don't know if I can say anything else that will justify the shock and awe I feel right now. You are brilliant. I must make this.

Patricia Scarpin said...

That is a fabulous idea, Kevin.

Mansi Desai said...

ooh!! that looks delicious Kevin! you do know how to woo with food!:)

classic recipe, I'll try it sometime for sure!:)

Leslie said...

Oh my my my..I think i have died and gone to heaven!!!! This looks perfect!

Neen said...

Talk about decadent!

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

Wow, so decadent! I would love to dig into one of these on a weekend brunch thing!

SteamyKitchen said...

love it! i'm going to make this weekend. CAN'T WAIT!

Renae du jour said...

This looks amazing. I love baklava. What a great idea.

Tash said...

this is so decadent I cant wait to try it

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I saw that original post and my mouth was watering then...but then I forgot about it. A big thanks for the reminder though--I absolutely have to try this one.

rhid said...

Yum.

I really can't say anymore. I want that toast.

Tim said...

This is like one of those pictures where it can be two things depending on what your mind sees — an old lady with a big nose one moment, or a young lady wearing a necklace the next. Only, when I look at that french toast I either see baklava french toast, or a grilled cheese and bolognese sandwich (a favourite use for leftovers when I was a kid).

Either way, it makes me hungry!

Jaime said...

wow, i must have missed this recipe on elly's blog! it looks fabulous!

Taylor said...

I made this a few months ago and I forgot to leave a comment. My family and I really enjoyed this french toast!! The flavors are so refreshing and blend really well together. It's very hearty and flavorful as well. Thank you so much for the delicious recipe!

elly said...

Hi Kevin! Do you mind updating your links at the beginning of this post to my new domain, ellysaysopa.com, since vox closed? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wow looks so decadent and delicious.

Alexis said...

I just made this and it was fantastic. I doubled the recipe and I moved around some of the ingredients and was confused about the honey but it was good! I made crepes from the left over French Toast batter which was awesome! Thanks :) Alexis

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