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
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Servings: 1
French toast stuffed with a nut and cinnamon filling inspired by the flavours of baklava.
- 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
- Simmer the honey, water, lemon rind, orange rind and cinnamon in a small pan until it thickens to a syrupy consistency.
- Remove from heat and remove the rinds and cinnamon stick if used.
- Mix the nuts, cinnamon and honey in a bowl.
- Place the nut mixture between 2 slices of bread.
- Mix the egg, milk, lemon juice, orange juice, vanilla extract and salt in a shallow dish.
- Dip the sandwich into the egg mixture to cover both sides.
- Melt some butter in a pan and fry the French toast until golden brown on both sides.
- Serve the French toast with the syrup on top