When I first started my culinary journey, I was hooked to The Great British bake off and I bought tons and tons of recipe books by the bake off and buy the contestants.
4 years down the road, and only now am I finally getting around to trying recipes from those books.
Last year my parents had to put in more cupboards for my cookbooks and there still isn’t enough space. I even donated 10 boxes of recipe books that I found and that somehow did not catch my fancy, but there still isn’t enough space for the books I currently own.
I recently opened Chetna Makan’s first published cook book “Chai, Chaat and chutney.” My mother is a huge fan of this book, she loves the pictures of the markets and the Indian aunties doing their things, so she was super excited to see what I was going to make from this book.
When she tiptoed into the kitchen to see what I was up to and why the jaffer maker was heating up on the stove, she threw a tantrum and complaining like my dad that she doesn’t want to eat bread and she is eating too many sweet things and in the same breath she asked if there was any sweets laying around she was lissing for something sweet.
To which I replied, please please, I had to beg her and use my begging and pleading voice asking her how can she expect me to have a food blog if she won’t be my taste tester… I tell you the lengths I go to get these parents of mine to eat my food… I take it as a sign that this is practise for when I have kids.
When I placed these beauties in front of my folks, my father complained his sugar and chocolate again and nibbled on it, my mother, well she ate it and then asked me if there was peanut butter in there and when she was finally finished, she actually told me that she liked it, it wasn’t overly sweet and it hit the spot. But she was telling me all this while she was chewing on a Wilson’s toffee. Sooo I am not really confident with her comments… I on the other hand loved this, I had soo much ganache left over that I stood in front of the sink, drinking the ganache in the jug with a straw and I still managed to get a good covering of ganache all down the front of me.
- Slices of bread.
- Cream cheese, room temperature.
- Icing sugar for dusting.
- Chocolate ganache or store bought chocolate sauce.
- Butter both sides of the bread.
- Spread a generous layer of cream cheese on one slice of bread.
- Spread the Nutella ontop of the cream cheese layer.
- Cover the filling with another slice of buttered bread.
- Place in the sandwich maker and grill till nice and golden brown.
- Turn ontop a plate and lightly dust icing sugar over the top of your sandwich.
- Generously drizzle the chocolate sauce over the top and enjoy.