Chocolate and Strawberry toastie

Anyone on a diet…turn around.

That should in theory include me…but shhh 🙂

I was in the supermarket and spotted something I haven’t had for quite a long time. An item that instantly takes me back to fond memories of our family trips to France in my childhood. Brioche. Each morning, we would take it in turns to walk through the campsite we were staying at, to get to the shop/bakery. We would buy fresh pastries – my favourite choice was always Pain au Chocolat – and we’d walk back to our caravan with them. Oh the smell – there was nothing like it. It’s one of those smells that stays with you for life.

Anyway…before I ramble any further…

This recipe is an adaption from another childhood treat we used to have once a year. My Danish Grandmother would buy me and my siblings these Danish chocolate sheets that you are supposed to eat in a sandwich. Oh I loved that time of year – any sweet tooth would! You can actually get them in Brighton still 🙂

Chocolate and strawberry brioche toasties

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Here are the details for this moreish treat (yes I keep saying treat, because this is not something I’d recommend eating too much…despite how nice!):

Brioche (loaf would be best)
Strawberries
Chocolate spread or chocolate ganache
Tiny amount of butter or spread

1) Pre-heat toastie maker. Cut the brioche into slices
2) The amount of chocolate spread is totally up to you – as little or as much as you fancy! Spread on one side.
3) Finely slice the strawberries – again as many as you want, I used one per sarnie.
4) Place strawberry slices on top of the chocolate spread, and close up the sandwich.
5) Very lightly butter each side of the sandwich, so that it doesn’t stick to the toastie maker.
6) Pop sarnie into toastie maker and cook for around a minute. Best to check every so often, as the heat varies to machines.
7) Take out, and munch it!!

If you don’t have a toastie maker, you can use a frying pan. Think of it as an alternative to french toast 😉

So yummy, and comforting if you’re having that kind of day. I was today, so even though I only allowed myself a bite or two (the rest made its way to Mr CC’s plate), it cheered me up!

Happy evening everyone x

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