Most of the recipes featured on my blog are quite sensible and nutritious. However, every now and then, I experience a burst of creativity that leads me to experiment with some incredibly indulgent dishes. Today, I’d like to introduce you to one such creation: a breakfast or dessert option that’s dangerously easy to whip up. It’s essentially a sandwich filled with Nutella and marshmallows, dipped in a typical French toast egg mixture, and then pan-fried until it turns a beautiful golden brown. While I technically say toppings are optional, they’re pretty much a must-include – trust me on this!
Now, let me confess something: I have a hidden obsession with S’mores. It might seem odd for someone like me, an Aussie-Japanese who has never resided in the US, to have such a fixation. I was only introduced to S’mores last year, but ever since that moment, I’ve made sure to keep a stock of marshmallows in my pantry so I can satisfy my S’mores cravings in various ways, no campfire required. My usual go-to involves sandwiching marshmallows between graham crackers along with a piece of chocolate, wrapping it all in foil, and heating it in the oven until the marshmallow and chocolate meld into gooey perfection. I’ve also been known to pull off this microwave method. Beyond that, I’ve ventured into creations like S’mores Spring Rolls (not a great success), S’mores Triangles (another miss), and S’mores Burritos (not bad at all – maybe I’ll share that recipe another time).
Now, let’s talk about this particular concoction, which is undoubtedly the most extreme S’mores fix in my repertoire. I wish I could tell you it secretly boasts health benefits or that it’s a nutritional powerhouse, but alas, that’s not the case. It’s an unabashed indulgence, pure and simple. There’s nothing remotely healthy about it. But it is incredibly enjoyable, and let’s be honest, sometimes you just need to indulge. Trust me; it’s worth those extra calories to savor a mouthful of this heavenly stack of S’mores goodness.
Preparing this treat is deceptively easy, but it’s also somewhat dangerous because it’s so tempting. You start by generously spreading Nutella on slices of bread, then sandwiching them with halved marshmallows. Next, you dip this delightful creation into an egg and milk mixture and cook it just like regular French toast. And since you’ve already indulged a bit, why not go all the way and top it with your favorite chocolate sauce and more marshmallows?
You’ve put in a hard week’s work, so go ahead – treat yourself this weekend. You’ve earned it!