May 22, 2016

Afternoon Snack - Buttery French Baguette with Nutella and Brie

The short cooking video, usually around one minute is getting its popularity on the Internet. I can see it on Facebook almost on a daily basis. One day I came across a video using French baguette, Nutella, and Brie for a quick snack and the idea stuck on my mind ever since. Finally got a chance to give it a try and the result was very comforting, and fattening. 

Buttery French baguette and Nutella and Brie - 

Ingredients (makes four)?

  • 1 small or 8 slices French baguette
  • 4 thick slices Brie
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 dollops Nutella
  • Some caster sugar (optional)


Slice the baguette diagonally, two slices make one portion. In addition, I'm using chunky round shaped Brie so half of the cheese works perfectly for one baguette sandwich. 

Take a non-stick pan, add in two tablespoons of butter and turn to medium heat. Once melted but not reaching the smoking yet, add in the baguette slices and sear till the bottom edges turn slightly browned. Remove from heat immediately.

Take four baguette slices with seared side up, add one portion of Brie and top with one dollop of Nutella. Repeat for the remaining 3 baguette slices. Top the semi-finished sandwiches with the other four baguette slices, this time seared side down. That way you'll end up with 4 baguette sandwiches with all seared sides in the center.

Using the same non-stick pan and melt two more tablespoons of butter. Carefully transfer the Nutella and Brie baguette sandwiches back to the pan and sear both the top and bottom till slightly colored. 

Use a spatula to press down the sandwiches during the process. Don't be afraid of melted ingredients bursting out, just the thought of overflowing Brie and Nutella make my mouth watering. 

Once ready, transfer onto a serving plate and dust with caster sugar if desired. Also slice the baguette sandwich in half if preferred.

Crunchy on the outside with buttery, cheesy, and velvety oozing goodness in the center, definitely my type of afternoon snack. 

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