So, you’ve met this great guy, you’ve gone on a couple of dates and if you are like me, restaurant food gets tiring and you would like to chill out at home and get to know each other better in a relaxed atmosphere without the pressure of being on your best behaviour. You can invite him to yours, (or if he spent the night, er my hand is not there!) and start the day with an incredibly sweet breakfast. Now you don’t want to look like you are trying too hard, so this is a very simple meal but with a wow factor. If you are a guy who loves to cook, hey save yourself a restaurant bill and offer to cook her breakfast instead. Women love that. Are you married and it has been so hectic lately, you haven’t had the time to put some spice into your relationship plus meal times have been a lot of reheated food from plastic bowls. How about you ship the kids off to Grandma’s, or Aunty Kate who owes you big time or a trusted friend, and devote a day to each other.
This is a very very simple breakfast
What You Need
Salted caramel – as much as you want
2 tablespoons of Desiccated coconut
1 teaspoon of Cayenne pepper – dry pepper
The recipe for making Salted caramel can be found HERE
1. Cut up a loaf of bread into thick slices and set aside.
Beat three eggs in a bowl add the cayenne pepper, a splash of vanilla and a splash of milk. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
Add each slice of bread to the egg mixture and let it soak through thoroughly.
Dooney’s Kitchen Tip: A common mistake many people make and it results in dry french toast. Press the bread down into the mixture and ensure that it soaks through completely. 3 eggs were just about enough to soak through 3 1/2 thick slices.
2. Heat a teaspoon of butter in a pan on medium heat and add the bread. Let it fry for about 2 minutes on each side.
Once it has browned, lower the heat to allow the eggs cook through. This will create crunch on the outside and softness from the cooked eggs on the inside.
3. While the french toast is on the heat, in a separate pan heat up the desiccated coconut with a pinch of sugar.
Let this sit on the heat for about 2 minutes till the coconut shavings turn brown
………….and that’s it.
Plate the french toast, and drizzle the caramel generously over it. Complete it with a sprinkle of desiccated coconut to create extra crunch and flavour. You are probably going to scream about the calories. Come on people, move over to the dark side just for this morning. Crunchy and soft french toast with gorgeous sweet caramel, er whatever you do with the caramel after breakfast is none of my business. To feel less guilty, add a bit of fruit. I have used strawberries, tangy mango and apple slices.