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Sunday, May 8, 2011
Coconut-Vanilla French Toast
The inspiration for this came while I was at the market. I passed a table display with just one lone loaf of thick white Texas bread left sitting on it. And I betcha what, there was most likely symphony music playing and a white light beaming from me, because I was immediately inspired to concoct a french toast recipe for dinner that night. I am a french toast junkie to the extreme. In fact that is my all-time go-to order whenever I get a chance to go for breakfast. It's my favorite.
1 loaf of Texas cut white bread
12 eggs (beaten well)
4 T. of milk
2/3 cup of shredded coconut
1 1/2 tsp. of real vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. of ground cinnamon'
1 tsp. of sugar
-Preheat griddle to medium and grease with butter (I used bacon grease-I store it in an old pickle jar). Meanwhile in a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk , coconut, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar. Using a fork, dip the bread and flip it to coat both sides well (let it drain off a little before you toss them on). Place on the griddle for just a few minutes on each side (you want a deep golden coloring). Make sure to lightly re-grease the griddle again before each new batch. This will keep giving you that slight crispy exterior and keep adding all kinds of flavor. Serve with a slather of butter and syrup. Makes a lot. Enjoy!