It might not be the most stunning food photograph I have ever taken, but I think I have found the perfect soul-soothing breakfast or snack. Yesterday afternoon I had this strange urge for chocolate chip cookies but lacked to motivation to actually produce any when suddenly I had this epiphany - toasted nutella sandwich! It was even more than I hoped and a perfect example of the whole being more - much more - than the sum of its parts. I insist you try it immediately.
Toasted Nutella Sandwich - serves 1
2 slices white bread - I suppose you could use good bread here, but I find that the soft white kind I purchased the other day by accident - the kind favored by kindergarteners everywhere - is particularly nice here. The very thing that makes it almost unedible untoasted, its complete lack of body or chewiness, renders it perfect when toasted in the manner of grilled cheese sandwiches.
2 tbsp nutella - delicious hazelnut chocolate spread, these days available at nearly every well-stocked supermarket.
1 tbsp butter
very small pinch kosher salt
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-medium high heat and melt the butter. Spread the Nutella on one slice of bread and place the other slice on top. Place in the pan and cook until brown, about 3 minutes, and flip the sandwich. Sprinkle the newly toasted side with kosher salt and cook until the other side is nicely toasted, about 2 more minutes. Eat immediately with some coffee on the side.