Usually at the weekend I try to do us some sort of breakfast treat . . . something which is a bit out of the ordinary cereal that we have on weekday mornings. We are not really heavy eaters so we never do the bacon and eggs thing for breakfast . . . that's usually a dinner deal for us. We do like pancakes, or french toast, muffins, cinnamon rolls, cinnamon toast . . . and when I saw this on Pinterest the other day . . . Coconut Toast . . . I knew that I wanted to make it. It just sounded good, very good.
The original recipe is on the Laugh With Us Blog. I switched it out a bit I do confess. I used grated coconut, unsweetened because I didn't think that with all the sugar used in the original recipe you needed more sugar in your coconut, and I had organic grated coconut in my cupboard.
I also did not melt the butter. I used softened butter instead . . . so it would be more spreadable and that worked great.
I used brown sugar instead of white, for more of a caramel flavour . . . and I added some coconut extract to really get the coconut flavour in there.
I used a rustic bread . . . a campagne loaf which had lovely little tunnels in it and the butter and sugar seeped a bit through and caramelized a bit. Scrummo!
Altogether it was very scrumptious . . . very scrumptious indeed. Kind of like a coconut macaroon topping on bread . . . the only thing which would be better would be a thin layer of jam beneath the coconut layer, but I'll save that for another time . . .
For today . . . this was great. Just great. Do use a sturdy bread. Don't be tempted to use anything flimsy. It needs to stand up to that topping. Just sayin' Enjoy!
*Coconut Toast*Makes 12 slices
Such a simple idea but so tasty. You could add a thin layer of jam beneath the coconut topping if you wanted to. I recommend strawberry or raspberry.
1/2 tsp coconut extract1 beaten egg
Bon Appetit! Happy weekend!