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So I had a bunch of odds & ends today, food-wise. It all started when I saw an ad for Denny’s ‘build your own French Toast’.
I wasn’t willing to spend $10 to have some day-old bread, so I figured I’d make my own.

Digging through the food in the van, I found coconut milk powder, candied walnuts, & limes.
& I made AMAZING french toast this morning

Lime French Toast With Coconut Icing

Serves 2

1 lime
2 tbs sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
4 slices bread
1/4 cup icing sugar
2 tbs coconut milk powder
2 tbs water
3 tbs shredded coconut
1/4 cup candied walnuts

Juice & zest the lime in a shallow bowl. Add the sugar, vanilla, & eggs & beat well.
Dip the bread in the egg mixture & cook in a hot pan until no longer wet, flipping when needed
Meanwhile, combine the icing sugar, coconut milk powder, & water. Mix until smooth, adding more water to get a drizzling consistency
Dish out the french toast, top with walnuts, drizzle icing over top, & sprinkle with shredded coconut

This recipe was originally posted on my blog, but I thought this was too good not to share everywhere else.
If anyone's interested, here's my blog where I b*tch & moan about how much of a pain it is to live in a camper van in Canadian winters (hint: not at all, as I cheated & lived inside), but I do occasionally post recipes & other food-related things:
http://living-on-the-road.tumblr.com/post/82387210469/put-the-lime-in-the-coconut-french-toast-recipe

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helenatroy
Apr. 17th, 2014 12:42 am (UTC)
So, I wanted to reply, coz I really like the creativity - and the enthusiasm you have for how it came out :)
Like, for me french toast is a savory meal - I'd eat it with a salad... So thinking about lime & coconut (& icing sugar) - *for me* it just seems so wrong... But I'm glad you posted because I love it when people whip up something great from 'odds & ends'
the_punk_hippie
Apr. 17th, 2014 03:53 pm (UTC)
Do you live outside North America? French toast is a classic breakfast here in Canada (& also I believe in the US), so I don't ever think of it as being savory, unless I'm using it in a monte cristo :D
helenatroy
Apr. 17th, 2014 10:33 pm (UTC)
I grew up in NA but I was born in England, English mother Austrian father. Savory french toast - and battered fried spam among my growing up comestibles. ;)
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