Monday, October 25, 2010

Pina Colada French Toast

Dennis and I went to the Bahamas for our honeymoon! It was the best honeymoon I could have ever asked for. We had a blast.  While we were there we had some of the best food I have ever tasted peas and rice, jerk chicken, pina coladas, jonny cakes, pineapple lime chicken ( The best dish I have ever had!) Guava pancakes and coconut french toast.  We didn't eat out much because everything was very expensive, but the food we did eat was incredible! Last night for dinner I finally tried making the coconut french toast, but i added a little bit of a twist to it.  These french toast were very rich and sweet they would make a great breakfast served with a fried egg or they could be a dessert- a modified bread pudding served with ice cream. Either way they are filling and tasty!

Pina colada french toast:

6 pieces of whole wheat or white bread
2 cups of coconut
1/2 cup crushed pineapple or tidbits plus juice
3 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
butter or oil for the fry pan

Heat a large fry pan or a griddle to Medium-high heat.  In a shallow bowl or a pie tin whisk the eggs with a wire whisk or a fork add milk, vanilla, and pineapple and juice to eggs.  Put coconut in another shallow bowl or pie tin.  Butter or oil the pan- you can use a cooking spray, but it tastes better if it has a slightly fried taste.  Place the bread in the egg mixture making sure it is full coated with egg and pineapple them fully coat the egged bread in the coconut and place on the hot pan.  This will take a little longer than regular french toast and be sure to watch that the coconut does not get burned.  Serve immediately.

I would suggest to serve with a warm syrup.  Another suggestion I have is put some cream cheese on top.  It is very tasty! Let me know what you think!

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