Oops – hope no-one’s going to tell me off for encouraging that sugar rush! As a self-confessed chocoholic trying to encourage my kids not to be sweetie-obsessed I know it’s hard.
I’ve read that sugar doesn’t actually cause hyperactivity, but I’m not at all convinced. The resulting behaviour of my kids after a packet of haribo versus my kids after a bowl of strawberries is very different. So generally we try to keep chocolate and sweets until the weekend – when they’ve got plenty of time and space to run it off!
Now this breakfast is most definitely on the sweet indulgent side. Slices of soft brioche dipped in eggs and vanilla, then browned in butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar. That’s heaven just by itself, but then dipping it into a Cadbury Creme Egg? That’s crazy indulgent. But it is Easter, so I’m going with it (however I certainly won’t be looking at the calorie content in Yummly!).
A couple of tips for the creme egg – they are actually smaller than a regular egg, so they won’t fit in your egg cup. You may need to put some tissue in the bottom of your egg cup to hold it up. I found I had some mini sauce cups – they were the perfect size.
When you slice the creme egg, it’s a good idea to heat your knife in some hot water first. Just trying to saw your way through it is likely to result in a crumbled gooey mess that you’ll need to eat off your hands (been there, done that).
I made this recipe for Oven Pride when they visited a couple of weeks ago to film a few vids (check out the video for this one below). I think those brioche fingers disappeared within 5 seconds of the camera being put down!!
Do you have any ultra indulgent recipes that make your fillings hurt just thinking about them? Tell me tell me!! 🙂
- 2 Cadbury crème eggs
- 4 slices brioche bread
- 2 large eggs
- 60 ml (1/4 cup) milk
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 100g (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Slice the brioche bread into fingers. Whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla extract.
- On a separate plate, mix together the sugar and cinnamon.
- Heat the butter in a large frying pan. Briefly dip the bread sticks in the egg mixture, turning to coat and place in the frying pan. Fry on all sides until golden brown, then immediately transfer to the cinnamon sugar. Roll the fried bread sticks in the cinnamon sugar.
- Serve with Cadbury’s crème eggs.