Coconut French toast with roasted rhubarb + hazelnut and orange dukkah (gluten + dairy-free) + a giveaway!

Back when I worked the breakfast shift as a chef, one of the most popular dishes was French toast. For those of you like me who prefer sweet over savoury in the morning, it feels like a bit of a treat to eat something that so closely resembles a dessert! But while it's a sweet choice, it doesn't have to be sickly so. A simple mixture of eggs (fresh from our girls!) and milk is all that's required really, add a touch of vanilla extract if you like (or some lemon zest or cinnamon for a change). Using old slightly dry bread is the key, just like when making bread and butter pudding, as the dry bread soaks up more of the egg mixture resulting in puffy, custardy bread once cooked.

As many of you will already know one of my favourite ways to cook both vegetables and fruit is roasting (um, everything) and if you're one of those people who think you don't like rhubarb (after being served overcooked stringy stalks as a kid... I forgive you mum!) you're gonna love this roasted rhubarb. The sweet dukkah brings a bit of sass to the dish, with its lightly spiced crunchy combo. And should you find you have leftovers, its also delicious sprinkled on top of banana toast, pancakes or a bowl of yoghurt.



I've partnered with the lovely people at Le Creuset New Zealand to give you the chance to win a 26cm Le Creuset signature skillet pan of your own, just like the one seen in this post and in your choice of colour! Competition open to all New Zealand residents. To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me what you'd cook first in your new pan. The lucky winner will be chosen using Competition closes 5pm Saturday 30th September. Good luck!

Coconut French toast with roasted rhubarb + hazelnut and orange dukkah

I like to make the rhubarb ahead of time and find if done this way, then transferred to a glass bowl or container and set aside for a few hours, it forms it's own lovely syrup. If you'd like things extra syrupy, drizzle with a little maple syrup as well. I'm not a huge fan of coconut yoghurt, but a little dollop would be a lovely dairy-free addition if desired.
Serves 4

Roasted rhubarb

500g rhubarb, trimmed

1/3 cup unrefined raw sugar

1 orange, wax-free or preferably organic


Hazelnut + orange dukkah

1/4 cup hazelnuts

2 tablespoons almonds

1/4 cup sesame seeds

2 tablespoons shredded coconut

1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds

1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

Pinch fine sea salt


8 slices soft gluten-free bread (I used this)

2 large free-range eggs

125ml (1/2 cup) coconut milk (choose one without additives)

125ml (1/2 cup) almond milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Virgin coconut or olive oil, to cook


Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Slice rhubarb into 2cm lengths and place into a bowl, scatter with sugar. Finely grate the zest of the orange and set aside to use in the dukkah. Juice orange and stir through rhubarb. Transfer rhubarb to a lipped oven tray, along with all the juice/sugar remaining in the bowl. Roast 12-15 minutes or until tender but not too mushy. Remove and set aside to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, roast hazelnuts and almonds on an oven tray 8-10 minutes, shaking occasionally until lightly toasted. Rub skins off the hazelnuts and set aside to cool a little before placing into a small food processor.

Lightly toast sesame seeds, coconut, coriander and fennel seeds in a dry frying pan over medium-high heat until lightly toasted. Remove from the heat, cool for a few minutes before adding to the food processor along with all the ground spices and salt. Pulse until finely ground, then stir through reserved orange zest.

In a wide, flat bowl whisk eggs with coconut and almond milk and vanilla. Soak a few slices of bread at a time in the egg mixture. Allowing it to sit in the mixture for a minute or two to really soak it all up.

Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add a little oil, cook French toast for a few minutes either side until puffed and golden. Repeat with remaining bread/egg mixture. Serve hot, topped with a little rhubarb and a generous scattering of dukkah. Any leftover rhubarb will store in a container in the fridge for 4-5 days. Leftover dukkah will store airtight in the pantry for a few weeks, or in the fridge for longer.



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    Kate Harford
    September 26, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    I would love this! The first thing I’d cook would definitely be a fresh piece of fish for fish tacos, and enjoy the fact that half of it didn’t get left behind on our stupid old pan that I would happily chuck in the rubbish!

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    September 26, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    Yum! Can’t wait to make this French toast. I’d make your baked butter beans with feta if I won the skillet – a household fave since Rach Barr cooked it for us years ago.

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    September 26, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    My husband makes the family crepes for breakfast every Saturday (while I get a sleep in!). It is a special family time and our two young daughters love the ritual. This pan would be perfect and I know Finn would love to break it in with buttery crepes.
    Also this French toast recipe looks so good I think I’ll make it on Sunday!

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    September 26, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Oh my goodness! This is the competion for me! I’ve been trying to work out the safest way to rob a bank to get one of these skillets! πŸ˜‚
    I make these delicious little pan cakes (because they aren’t like normal pancakes, but little cakes cooked in a pan) with berries, coconut flour, ground linseed, pumpkin seed, nuts, cornflour, chia seeds and a mashed banana. Add some tradeaid choc chips if I need a cocoa hit, but otherwise these naturally sweet treats are wonderful cold, and have everything you need for breakfast, without any worry that you aren’t feeding your body the right stuff!
    But I haven’t been making them lately because our frying pan is so gross (and toxic!) that I’m avoiding it at all costs. So I miss these little babies.
    I neeeeeeed this Emma!
    Now off I go to bake black bean brownies. How conveniant that my friend sent me this comp link right when I was making my way to your blog.

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      September 26, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      I would love this skillet to make some delicious vegan buckwheat banana pancakes topped with vanilla strawberries and roasted macadamia nut butter πŸ˜‹

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    September 26, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    Given that we have french toast on a weekly basis, it would have to be French toast!

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    September 26, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    This looks amazing! The first thing I would make has to be a caramelised onion and kale frittata – such a staple in our house.

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    September 26, 2017 at 10:25 pm

    I’d make a tomato aubergine recipe that my French host mother used to make way back when. Man that was a simple but tasty recipe!

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    Carla Thomson
    September 26, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    This French toast looks amazing. My 8 year old would love to cook it in the skillet… Her favourite thing at the moment is to make us all breakfast on a Saturday morning. So lovely!

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      September 30, 2017 at 4:27 am

      HUGE congrats Carla, you are the lucky winner! I’ll be in touch via email right away so we can get your prize sent out.
      Massive thank you to everyone for taking the time to enter and to Le Crueset (who now have a NZ shop in Auckland FYI) for this amazing prize.

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    September 26, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Apart from this French toast, I would love to make shakshuka!

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    September 26, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    Wow, what beautiful pans. I’d be tempted by the old school orange, but think the mint is the one I’d choose. I would cook your buckwheat, banana and berry pancakes from book 1 and serve them up with some of this delicious looking rhubarb. Thanks Emma & Le Creuset for the opportunity πŸ™‚

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    Shirley Wilson
    September 26, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    A breakfast frittata, using leftover veges from the fridge and spinach from the garden.

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    Jade howarth
    September 26, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    Yum Emma, this sounds so delicious! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Because I’m in Melbourne I’m entering for my mama πŸ™‚ and I know she would make banana & blueberry pancakes for my brother and sister’s breaky!

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    September 26, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Yuuummm this looks so good – I would definitely make this first in that new skillet of mine.

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    September 26, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Am definitely going to try the dukkha!!
    I’d love this pan, and as it my birthday at the weekend, I would use I think to make a big spinach and feta frittata for my friends for the ‘morning after the night before…. ‘ but no doubt it would get heaps of use week in week out!

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    Janene Joll
    September 26, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I love cooking the kiwi classic pikelets. My family love them, especially my grandchildren. This skillet looks fabulous for pikelets. Much better than the teflon ones that lose their non-stick rapidly. So, I would definitely start by making a double batch of pikelets, then serve them up with cashew cream and homemade jam. Thanks for the competition Emma!

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    September 26, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Pancakes for breakfast, our weekend treat! Or French toast having seen this!

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    janine scott
    September 26, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    French toast is a fav for the kids in this house. They even mix it up themselves beforehand so I can’t say no. Would definitely be the first thing we cook if we win. Plenty of rhubarb this year too.

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    September 26, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Probably my first thing would be your recipe ;-)) it’s looks amazing!! just always ;-))
    or maybe my 10 years old favorite, the hungarian pancakes.

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    September 26, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    This pan would be perfect for sautΓ©ed mushrooms, with plenty of garden herbs, on toast. Yum!!

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    Laura Wilde
    September 26, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    I would cook your baked beans. We use haloumi instead of feta or crack some eggs in for baked beans and eggs

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    Siobhan Keating
    September 26, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Oo la la! I would loooove this skillet pan to give to my mum so she can cook her delish Spanish omelette and chargrilled Cajun veges πŸ˜‹

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    September 26, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    I would make soaked buckwheat pancakes to have with your beautiful roast rhubarb and and hazelnut orange dukkah with a dollop of coconut yogurt ❀️❀️❀️

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    September 26, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! I would cook shakshuka!! Bit of a fave at the moment. Love love love these pans so much.

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    Christine Mccormack
    September 26, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    I would love to win a pan! I would make your divine looking french toast recipe recipe with local brioche bread, yum

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    September 26, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Hi Emma, I would cook French toast in my new pan,your rhubarb recipe version.

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    Jane Brindle
    September 26, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    I would like to say this would be my pan in which to scramble eggs, flip mini buckwheat pancakes, gently fry some fresh fish but! I really know it is more likely to be pilfered slyly by my nearly 6yr old to concoct a tasty treat involving baking soda, vinegar and food colouring πŸ˜‚

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    September 26, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I have wanted a le creuset pan forever! I would definitely be cooking up some shakshuka, yum!

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    Christine tyson
    September 26, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Corn fritters with basil from My Darling Lemon Thyme, they are wonderful

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    Chelsea Smith
    September 27, 2017 at 12:01 am

    I would totally love to make this beautiful looking french toast! It looks so delicious! And rhubarb is an absolute favourite of mine and I’ve never tried roasting it before so this would give me a great reason to give it a go!

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    Susan Lee
    September 27, 2017 at 12:05 am

    I would use the pan to try this delicious looking french toast recipe.

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    September 27, 2017 at 12:08 am

    ooo a poached egg – to see how it compares to my little secondhand copper base saucepan

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    Jolene Purdy
    September 27, 2017 at 12:31 am

    This looks Devine, the dukkah will be very useful!! I would love to make my Turkish egg recipe 😜

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    Sarah Davies
    September 27, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Omg- I would love this fry pan. It is hard to know what would be the first thing cooked it in if I won. As with all things new I like to ponder and make it special. BUT- my kids love French toast and we all love your buckwheat banana and berry pancakes so I reckon it would be either of those.
    Fingers crossed !!!🀞🏻

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    Tina A
    September 27, 2017 at 12:48 am

    I’d cook up a batch of delicious socca!

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    September 27, 2017 at 12:59 am

    A lovely bit of fresh snapper rolled in seasoned flour of your choice with chopped parsley thru it, then some egg followed by panko breadcrumbs or gf option with grated Parmesan mixed in. Cook in ghee and serve in a corn taco with a pineapple, mint salsa and some greens. Beer or wine necessary…Boom!

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    September 27, 2017 at 1:02 am

    I would use it for pancakes, omlettes etc

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    September 27, 2017 at 1:05 am

    My husband makes the best omelets and this pan looks perfect for it. But your french toast looks great as well, I love rhubarb.

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    September 27, 2017 at 1:08 am

    I would most definitely first make this delicious looking french toast in the pan if I was to win it. The french toast looks amazing and so does the pan!

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    September 27, 2017 at 1:15 am

    I’d make some caramelised apple to go in a bread and butter pudding.

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    September 27, 2017 at 1:15 am

    No probs πŸ™‚ Have done x

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    September 27, 2017 at 1:16 am

    I’d make my family a big batch of crepes with lemon and sugar. I would love to win this! Thank you

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    Leanne Kiesanowski
    September 27, 2017 at 1:28 am

    I’d try French Toast, love sweets for breakfast.

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    September 27, 2017 at 1:32 am

    I’d make scrambled eggs with plenty of parsley.

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    September 27, 2017 at 1:38 am

    Hey just throwing my name in for the competition. I would obv like to make this recipe with the skillet but also I would but it to the test with a giant upside down apple gf pancake πŸ™‚

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    Natasha King
    September 27, 2017 at 2:24 am

    The first thing I would cook is rhubarb and apple tarte tartin served with whipped ginger coconut cream. The rhubarb in the garden is plentiful, and I love the combination of caramalized fruit wrapped in pastry accompanied with the texture of something soft and zingy. A Le Creuset skillet pan is perfect for this dish….and a one pan wonder!

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    Deborah Brown
    September 27, 2017 at 2:58 am

    Think the first thing I would try would have to be this Yummy french toast recipe you have just shared πŸ™‚

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    September 27, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Yay! great offer. The good thing about these pans is that you can put them in the oven so you could do the whole recipe in the one pan. Rhubarb first, set aside, rinse the pan and do the dukkah, rinse again and do the french toast.

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    Marie Bliss
    September 27, 2017 at 3:51 am

    Ooooh, what a super contest! My family would sooo love one of these pans! First food we’d make? Most likely Vegan Spelt Pancakes – with cherries + raspberries – as our small family eats them pretty much every Sunday morning. Your French Toast recipe looks incredible! We have an entire raised bed just for rhubarb so we’ll try this recipe for sure. Best French Toast I ever tried was while on holiday up in Canada: thick fluffy slices of bread stuffed with fresh apricots + ricotta cheese. Divine.

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    Georgia Cowie
    September 27, 2017 at 4:51 am

    Something seared then braised in the pan… making the most of no plastic handles!!

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    Rachelle Oxnam
    September 27, 2017 at 4:53 am

    Oooh I’d make some delicious Mexican beans to go inside tacos!

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    Jess O
    September 27, 2017 at 5:06 am

    Buckwheat blueberry pancakes!

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    Amajjika Kumara
    September 27, 2017 at 5:15 am

    Actually I’d give the skillet to my 4 year old son who cooks with me from your books and I’d ask him to choose.
    I should send you pics of my copies of your much loved and used books with tags everywhere and recipe notes scrawled underneath (usually reminding me of how I did not follow the recipe) and speckled greasy fingerprints on the pages of our favourite recipes.

  • Reply
    September 27, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Wow! That French toast looks yum. The first think I’d make in a new skillet would be chilaquiles which I haven’t made in years.

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    September 27, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Likely a spanish omlet with caramilised red onion, my favorite weekly on the dash lunch. Yum!

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    Wendy McLoughlin
    September 27, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Emma, I would definitely have to make this delicious-looking and sounding recipe for French Toast as the very first thing to be cooked in my new Le Creuset Skillet Pan…wish me luck! πŸ™‚

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    Nina G
    September 27, 2017 at 7:00 am

    I am imagining that it’ll be caramelised red onions as the first thing cooked in my new skillet.

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    Marcia Mitchley
    September 27, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Delicious pancakes on a sparkly new skillet!

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    September 27, 2017 at 7:09 am

    I’d cook an orange and almond skillet cake. Yummmmm! This recipe is ace – thank you! I’m currently cooking my way through your a year in my real food kitchen. Pumpkin korma tonight. Delicious!

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    Fiona Hermann
    September 27, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Oh my! Definitely trying roast rhubarb! Such a lovely colour. What to make in a new skillet…. maybe gluten free French toast for a dear friend with coeliac. It would be very cool to have a GF pan… she is very sensitive to any trace of gluten and she is not a cook so this would be a real act of friendship and awhi- a pan kept for GF food!

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    John Lee
    September 27, 2017 at 7:45 am

    WOW! I love the texture and looks delicious pancakes. I love the combination of caramelized fruit wrapped in pastry accompanied.

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    Fiona Spurr
    September 27, 2017 at 7:55 am

    For me it would have to be pikelet’s. A family tradition. Now needing to be made gluten free.

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    September 27, 2017 at 7:58 am

    I’m a sweet-ish breakfast person so would be pancakes or yup, French toast !!!!! this looks & sounds delish – & thanks to you & le Creuset for giving us all the opportunity to be in to win a coveted kitchen addition πŸ™‚

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    Emma Macann
    September 27, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Yum! First thing I’d cook? Probably an omelette…

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    September 27, 2017 at 8:39 am

    Fried banana with coconut caramel sauce!

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    Michelle Hodgkinson
    September 27, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I would fry fish, freshly caught gurnard, for delicious home made soft masa tacos.
    My colour of pan would be solid black.

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    September 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

    An awesome veggie curry for my flat mates!

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    Jodine Sheppard
    September 27, 2017 at 9:21 am

    I’d make the perfect omelet and work from there.

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    Abbey macfie
    September 27, 2017 at 9:55 am

    I would make some fritters! Something like pea, mint and ricotta.. yum!

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    karen austin
    September 27, 2017 at 10:07 am

    I’d make an apple tart tatin, the queen of apple tarts in our household. Le Creuset pans are perfect for this a the apples can be caramelised on the stove top, then when they cool, covered with pastry and finished in the oven. Yum!

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    September 27, 2017 at 11:39 am


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    September 27, 2017 at 11:43 am

    I LOVE rhubarb but have never roasted it! I will definitely be trying that out. As for the skillet – I’d probably make myself a grilled cheese πŸ™‚

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    Julia Callow
    September 27, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    OMG this looks delicious! I would definitely make your French toast first if I won!

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    Lisa Mack
    September 27, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I would make gf cassava crepes in this gorgeous pan!

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    Kerry Hunt
    September 27, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    I’d make coconut french toast of course!

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    September 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    It would have to be pancakes. I finally found a gluten and dairy free recipe that I liked recently – gluten free for me and dairy free for my fiancΓ©!

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    Hadley Fierlinger
    September 27, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Emma your recipes never fail to inspire me! If I win the beautiful Le Cruset pan I would give your French toast a try for sure! In fact I’m going to do it anyway πŸ˜ŠβœŒπŸ»πŸ’«

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    Madeleine Gibson
    September 27, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    I would make a spicy shakshuka – with some dukkah on top (inspired by your French toast) plus loads of fresh parsley

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    September 27, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    my daughter loves pikelets – that would have to be the first thing made.

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    September 27, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    Wow my journey to plant based whole food started when I found your ‘My Darling Lemon Thyme’- still experimenting with falafel tho. SO I would make a Falafel Burrito.

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    September 27, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    I’d make a chickpea flatbread that sticks to the bottom of my supposedly non stick pan! Plus this french toast recipe sounds delicious πŸ™‚

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    September 28, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Some yummy vege and feta fritters.

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    Michelle white
    September 28, 2017 at 12:57 am

    Probably scrambled eggs for my 9 month old as that’s a daily occurrence at the moment! But it’s fishing season again so we will have lots of fresh fish and seafood to be cooked in it too πŸ™‚

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    September 28, 2017 at 3:47 am

    I would have to go with this recipe if I were lucky enough to be a winner… Thank you so much for making my gluten free life so much easier. I love both your books, one of my life goals is to cook every recipe in them!

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    Rochelle Berry
    September 28, 2017 at 7:33 am

    I’d make sourdough pancakes, served with lemon zest & juice, maple syrup and toasted hazelnuts. Followed by a mushroom and asparagus frittata for lunch πŸ™‚

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    September 28, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Beautiful idea! I’m keen to try your method of roasting rhubarb, as I’ve only ever had it my mum’s way: boiled to death with what seemed like one part rhubarb to 5 parts sugar. Hehe. Also, since my flatmate wrecked my only good pan a while ago, a Le Creuset skillet would be SO awesome! I’d definitely use it to make French toast, as I’ve been on a sourdough baking craze lately and finding myself with surplus, slightly stale bread which would be perfect if I only had a decent pan. πŸ™‚ (I’d have to hide it from my flatmate, though…)

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    September 28, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks again for this wonderful recipe Emma!

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    September 29, 2017 at 2:44 am

    Literally everything. Student life means I have only used terrible pans for years! Would love to have a go at this recipe, maybe replacing the eggs with mashed banana to make it vegan πŸ™‚

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    September 29, 2017 at 3:25 am

    Yelp! A Le Cruset pan! … What would I make first? Lately I’ve been addicted to crunchy, fried chickpeas, with either sweet (cinnamon sugar) or savoury (salt and orregano) seasoning. Basic, I know- but my. god. so. good. Making these have made relentlessly hard work of cleaning my basic pans- I know a Le Cruset could handle making these with minimal elbow grease required! Eek, I’m all excited just at the possibility!

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    Sarah C
    September 29, 2017 at 4:09 am

    I’d probably be making some GF DF pikelets, which are a bit of a treat these days. What a great prize!

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    Libby Walker
    September 29, 2017 at 4:41 am

    Soooooo generous of you both – definitely pancakes…… with lots of fruit on the side & lemon honey to dollop on top …

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    Melissa McGregor
    September 29, 2017 at 7:20 am

    Oh my goodness, my dream! I LOVE their products, but could never afford to buy an item myself (except a basting brush!!). I would cook buckwheat pancakes for my babies, and they would turn out so much better than on my old pan πŸ™‚ Good luck everyone! Keep up the great work Emma

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    September 29, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Oaty hotcakes!

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    September 29, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I’d cook my dads venison and have it with pea,feta and mint salad. Yum!!

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    Rebecca Thorne
    September 29, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    I’d make this delicious sounding French toast! 🍳

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    Sarah Garland
    September 29, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Either buckwheat pancakes with this rhubarb or a nice omelette with kale and herbs from the garden!

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    September 29, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    This dish I think! Would love to win this – have wanted one for years!

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    Susan Lane
    September 29, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    I’d make French toast! I made some this morning for my son, sourdough bread, bacon, fried banana and maple syrup!! Yum!!

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    September 29, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Oh how I LOVE rhubarb!

    If it were for breakfast, I would make banana and almond pancakes; for lunch, pasta with sauce from whatever is in the fridge; for dinner, kadai chicken.

    This is making me hungry…

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    September 29, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    I’d make corn fritters! Or a roasted tomato and goats cheese frittata… I would love this pan – I tried to “borrow” my parents’ one when I moved out many moons ago ha. Nice try they said! xo

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    Nellie Pigot
    September 29, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Hard to choose – I would use it for everything. Once you’ve used a Le Creuset pan there is no going back!

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    September 29, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    That recipe looks amazing! I think I’d break in this amazing skillet by cooking some old fashioned scrambled eggs (with garlic, butter, goat feta and parsley). And a side of spinach out of the garden. Holy tastebuds!

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    Kelly W
    September 29, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    It’s a no brainer for me! This French toast recipe!

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    September 29, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    I’d make some quick & easy scrambled eggs πŸ₯š πŸ₯šπŸ₯š

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    Miles Thompson
    September 29, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Hmm first thing I’ll make will be crepes for the kids and for their mum but after that – who knows!

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    September 29, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Oooh! I love roasted rhubarb – and it’s going wild in my garden at the moment y so I think Sunday brunch for tomorrow is sorted πŸ™‚
    As for the pan, banana oat hot cakes (yes I am a brunch fiend) would be my first dish if I was lucky enough to win. ❀️ Le Creuset

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    September 29, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    the truth is our first cook would almost definitely be a coconut oil fried egg which is my growing 5 year olds almost daily breakfast. And then I’d be onto your French toast recipe quick smart because it ticks all my yummy requirements, I love that rhubarb is in season!

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    September 29, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    This would be such a great addition to our kitchen! It would be the perfect size for our everyday favorite breakfast: banana and blueberries pancakes! Yum! Thanks for sharing those delicious recipes! x

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    Susan Miller
    September 29, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    I get by 11yr old to whip up some scrambled eggs for everyone!!

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    Holly Phillips
    September 29, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    Giant, fluffy ricotta hot cakes. One skillet – one hot cake alllll for me!!

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    Janna Hawkins
    September 29, 2017 at 10:36 pm


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    September 29, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    I’d be cooking pikelets – our favourite family breakfast

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    September 29, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    I would make breakfast, lunch and dinner! It would be amazing for making my favourite quinoa, spinach and eggplant dish. Yum.

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    September 29, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    SautΓ©ed dark leafy greens with fresh thyme from the garden, lemon zest, garlic, made creamy with a little sprouted almond butter and finished off with hot smoked paprika. YUM!

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    Jo Gifford
    September 29, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Pipi fritters…mmm nice bite size ones just right for dunking into a chilli and or homemade tatare sauce with a squeeze of lemon

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    September 29, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    This looks like the most amazing brekky. I’m on a low FODMAP diet & am so excited that this ticks all the boxes. I’ve just had a little bubba so I if I won the pan I might ask my partner to cook this up ;). Thanks for continuing to feed my food inspiration on the regular!

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    Willa Hand
    September 29, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    This looks Delish Em!
    First cook in a new skillet would most likely be some kind of Sunday brunch, omlette or French toast, toasted almonds or all of the above!!

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    Samantha Lau
    September 29, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    This is so yummmy. I’ll crack in some eggs and tomatoes to make a hearty omelette! I’ve never had such a good pan before. It will definitely make awesome food .

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    Rachel Dell
    September 29, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    I think I would have to cook this French toast in gratitude of winning and odbthr beautiful recipes you create and share. In have rhubarb growing and saved fennel seeds in the pantry and also love being able to use things we have grown in recipes.

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    September 29, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Banana pancakes! Hopefully made by someone else and presented to me – it is a bit hard to get into the kitchen with a 10 week old baby!

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    Kay Ellis
    September 29, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    The first thing I’d make would be poached egg/portobello mushroom/wilted spinach,stacked on toast…………..yummo

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    Nicola Hooper
    September 29, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    This would be awesome. The first thing I would cook is Huevos Rancheros – can’t beat it on the weekend!

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    Zoe Vincent
    September 29, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    I would love one of these! The first thing I would make would probably be something quick and easy like a fried egg…. with plenty of butter and sage!

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    Noa Campbell
    September 29, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    kia ora this looks like the most awesome skillet for anything when saute or fry required. So Waitekaha and I had a little think what would be great to cook in this skillet, from pancakes, bacon, eggs, sweetcorn fritters until she was YES Mussel fritters!!! haha.

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    September 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Yum Emma this looks amazing.
    I love rhubarb, and dukkah, haven’t tried them together before though

    First thing I would make is burger patties with beans and the greens from the CSA box I just got, and parsley which is just about the only thing I’ve got growing right now
    And I’d make pancakes …

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    Kelly Armstrong
    September 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Oh my goodness, if I was lucky enough to win I would totally make that French toast….no pancakes……..or eggs……..maybe all of the above!!! πŸ™‚

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    Desrae Ternent
    September 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Where have you been all my life Le Cruset skillet?!!! I am gluten intolerant but LOVE bread!! So I would use this pan to make a potato rosti base for pizza… thin and crispy ❀️

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    Nicci Armour
    September 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    What beautiful cookware! We’d make your delicious brown rice and peanut fritters – so yum!

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    Erin Arohanui
    September 29, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    Hi Emma,
    What a fantastic giveaway.
    I would make roast vege risotto #familyfav Xx

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    September 29, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    I would try the gorgeous french toast recipe πŸ™‚

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    Melissa Grouden
    September 29, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Wow this looks amazing. I think it would have to be perfect scrambled eggs using Taika Waititi’s epic recipe! Plus a few extras like homemade hashbrowns and onions.

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    September 30, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Corn fritters for my toddler xx

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    Anne Bayley
    September 30, 2017 at 12:21 am

    I would make a frittata with paper thin potato slices, spinach, onion, nutmeg in the egg mix and the 3 cheeses on the top and transfer skillet to oven to brown cheese and cook through.

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    Sarah Love
    September 30, 2017 at 12:21 am

    My mother is teaching my aunt and me to play Mahjong. I am loving making it a regular Sunday family time….. so the first thing I’d cook in this beautiful Le Creuset skillet would be little dumplings for our ‘break time’.

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    September 30, 2017 at 12:26 am

    I’d make shakshuka in it!

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    Lisette Scholten
    September 30, 2017 at 12:27 am

    I think I’d have to make hash browns with eggs & avocado πŸ™‚

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    September 30, 2017 at 12:33 am

    For me it’s probably a rissoto. Pearl barley and pea perhaps?

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    Deborah Wood
    September 30, 2017 at 12:35 am

    Wow wee, this would be a very welcome addition to my kitchen !
    I am going to try my hand at homemade Muesli Bars and the chosen recipe requires the seeds and grains to be browned off in a frying pan. So, I would make this dish first.
    I also really love your recipe for DF French Toast and Dukkah, it sounds incredible ! A step-up from the stewed rhubarb and rice bubbles I regularly ate at my grandmother’s growing up x

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    September 30, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Ohhhh this looks delicious, I really love the idea of the sweet dukkah sprinkle too. If I’m lucky enough to win one of these gorgeous pans I think it’d have to be pancakes or French toast for that first dish. Something simple and soul pleasing.

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    Reghan da Silva
    September 30, 2017 at 12:51 am

    I would definitely try this recipe, rhubarb is my absolute favourite, and one of the only things I can grow in my garden in abundance! I would absolutely love to win such a beautiful prize.

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    September 30, 2017 at 12:57 am

    I’ve been hanging out to try a breakfast recipe in my new Persian cookbook – The Saffron Tales. It’s a date and cinnamon omelette. I would love a long lazy Sunday morning with a new pan and a new recipe and the kids taken out somewhere so I could enjoy it with my tumeric latte. Maybe I could even read a book!!

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    Coletta de Tombe
    September 30, 2017 at 1:03 am

    Love this skillet! I would definitely make your delicious french toast recipe. Yummy.

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    Merrill Greenow
    September 30, 2017 at 1:05 am

    Yum, I’ve just picked the rhubarb from the garden ready. The first thing I’d have to cook would be simple fried eggs on toast for my nearly 3 yr old, it’s his favourite.

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    September 30, 2017 at 1:15 am

    These look delicious! I’d love to make mung bean pancakes, a traditionally Korean dish!

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    September 30, 2017 at 1:22 am

    Roasted rhubarb = so much delicious!

    Since asparagus has just come into season they would definitely be the first thing I’d cook in this pan. Either simply lightly blanched then covered in lemon juice and zest or sauteed in olive oil and herbs then eaten on a fresh slice of buttery sourdough with some goats feta.

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    Sara G
    September 30, 2017 at 1:28 am

    I am hungry for brunch again! Would need to give that a go of course, and taste test πŸ™‚ As for a first recipe, I’d love to try dairy free, gluten free frittata with leeks and pancetta. I can already hear and smell the leeks cooking first.

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    September 30, 2017 at 1:34 am

    The first thing I’d cook would probably be stir-fried veg (whatever I have in the garden or fridge), and a fried egg – topped with avo, kraut, sprouts & seeds – best breakfast ever! I currently have a tiny skillet, so it would be great to have one big enough to cook this combo for more than just me! Fingers crossed….

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    September 30, 2017 at 1:39 am

    I would be making some French toast and challenging myself to cook new and exciting things in this amazing skillet

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    September 30, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Would love to win this! The first thing I’d cook would probably be buckwheat banana pancakes for the family

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    September 30, 2017 at 2:04 am

    I would cook duck fat potatoes – cast iron is perfect for heating the oil and searing the outsides of the potatoes, then going into the oven to finish cooking! Yum yum!

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    Helen Smith
    September 30, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Yum! And what a prize, now that summer is on the horizon all I can think about is fish so fish it would be for me!

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    Juliette Phillipson
    September 30, 2017 at 2:20 am

    Ooooh french toast and coconut! My dream combo. The first thing I’d cook would probably be a corn, asparagus and goats cheese frittata. Yum.

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    September 30, 2017 at 2:22 am

    πŸ‘‹ that French toast looks amazing!! I would however fry up some homemade halloumi and πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘for a simple salad on the hopefully warmer days to come β˜€οΈ

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    September 30, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Mmm that French toast looks Devine .. so that would def. be a first in the frypan
    Otherwise fried eggs in butter and sage or beautiful fresh fish πŸŸπŸ™πŸΌ

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    September 30, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Buckwheat Pancakes!

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    September 30, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Omelette with spinach, caramelised onions and walnuts! Yum!

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    Ruth boyes
    September 30, 2017 at 2:48 am

    I don’t know where to start as it would get used for so many wonderful dishes created with love, fresh wholesome foods and shared across a big table with family and friends…
    This pan would become something I hope I could pass down to my daughters and use to inspire them to create their own home made goodies.
    I’d probably christen this very simply with some lightly poached asparagus seeing as I saw the first batch this week in store

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    Hazel Zakariya
    September 30, 2017 at 3:13 am

    Wow what a fabulous giveaway prize, have always wanted to have a le creuset anything πŸ˜‹ the first thing I would cook is a Shashuka, we love having them for weekend breakfasts! And those coconut french toasts look absolutely amazing!

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    Ashleigh Payne
    September 30, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Yum!! I would cook shakshuka! One of my favourite breakfast dishes.

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    Ruth Stephens
    September 30, 2017 at 3:16 am

    Probably an omelette – instant meal! Followed by shallots sweetened with sultanas & a splash of balsamic..

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    September 30, 2017 at 3:17 am

    The first thing I would make would be yummy banana oat pancakes for Saturday morning breakfast with berries and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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    Jade Powell
    September 30, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Wow such beautiful food and a magical tool. I would make roasted field muchroom stuffed with cashew cheese, thyme and sundries tomatoes.

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    September 30, 2017 at 3:48 am

    Definitely eggs! Either on their own or an omelette filled with spinach, peas, mint and feta πŸ˜‹

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    Giselle Reid
    September 30, 2017 at 4:00 am

    Bet I’m the lucky lady to comment! I’d make Scrambled eggs for breakfast. Love my Le Creuset oval casserole that we got for a wedding present and definitely want more. It will last a lifetime.

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    September 30, 2017 at 4:24 am

    I would make some blueberry pancakes in the beautiful cast iron pan πŸ™‚

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    September 30, 2017 at 4:36 am

    I would make your roasted pumpkin, millet & herb patties! Fingers crossed! πŸ˜‰

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    Kerrie McGovan
    September 30, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Socca with rosemary and lots of black pepper. One of my fave weeknight go tos. But it’s all about the skillet. Crispy edges, mmm… like only a Le Creuset can do.

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    Hannah Szonyi
    October 1, 2017 at 12:21 am

    I would make a simple omelette with bitter greens and cheese on top. Yummo!

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    Ellen Scott
    October 13, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Toast always my choice when I wanna have quickly and healthy breakfast. Sounds great when I can keep dukkah for a long time by fridge. Thanks for your sharing!

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    Aria smith
    October 20, 2017 at 6:43 am

    This coconut french toast is wonderful that my kids like so much!! Thanks for sharing.

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      October 21, 2017 at 3:17 am

      So happy to hear! xx

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    October 20, 2017 at 11:51 am

    We prefer pancakes or waffles over french toast in our nest, but I will try that rhubarb…I don’t know what’s more beautiful the rhubarb or the Creuset? Happy feasting.

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    Miguel Villatoro
    October 22, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    I can’t tell you how amazing it is to finally come to a blog where each and every step is simple to make. With a very delicious treats and meals! I will be preparing my basket next week to make that coconut French toast! Thank you so much!

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