stale bread never tasted so good

remember that time i grossed you out ?bread bath

i hope the only recipe that came to mind was the SPAM grilled cheese. i mean, it even grosses me out still. well i’m going to gross you out again. not with a recipe though, this recipe was actually amazing! the gross part is that i ate entire loaf of french bread in like 3 days. i’m such a cheapo that i could not fathom throwing away a $1.50 loaf of french bread. embarrassing. i know. i don’t know if was me being cheap or the fact that i had a whole loaf of french bread all to myself. yes, my life is literally that boring.

after choking down a SPAM grilled cheese, and then experimenting with another grilled cheese the following night and again failing miserably, i decided i should switch and go back to my roots. but can you bake anything with french bread? not really unless it’s loaded with garlic and cheese, and i was on a cheese overload after two nights of straight cheddar cheese with a side of french bread. next roots? mexican? no, can’t really do anything with french bread there. hello france? mexico? pretty sure they hate each other.  next favorite, breakfast!

french toast

there is this awesome tiny restaurant in the city my family goes to every year for summer vacation, sanibel island. it’s called the island cow and it’s basically like the cheesecake factory of sanibel island, because their menu has about 200 different options.  they have a coconut french toast for breakfast and it. is. to. die. it’s not on the menu, but it’s one of their specials every day, so they should just go ahead and put it on the menu!

almost finished

this was the perfect idea, by day three of my french bread, it was perfectly stale for a french toast! have to admit mine wasn’t spot on to the island cow’s bc i’m pretty sure they use at least a pound of butter and i only had half a pound, but mine was still damn delicious!

day three perfectly stale coconut french toast

3/4 cup evaporated milk (i only used this bc i never have milk in my house)

2 eggs

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp coconut extract

1/2 cup shredded sweetened coconut extract

1/3 loaf stale french bread

mix all ingredients except bread in a shallow 8×8 dish. slice bread into 4 thick slices and dip into mixture and let soak.

heat electric griddle to 350 degrees (or skillet on medium heat). place each slice of bread on griddle and top with half of the remaining coconut from mixture. let cook for 3 minutes and flip. top with remaining coconut from mixture, let cook for another 3 minutes. continue cooking each side until desired crispiness is reached.

serve with butter and lots of syrup!

serving size: 2

coconut french toast

you thought this was gross? i can’t even tell you what i had for dinner tonight then. i need to make some cupcakes or something and draw you back in!!

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