Friday, July 01, 2005

Baked Coconut French Toast with Tropical Fruit Compote

Baked Coconut French Toast with Tropical Fruit Compote(Adapted from CL)

Compote:
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh pineapple
1 cup chopped peeled mango
1 cup chopped grapes
1 cup chopped peeled kiwifruit
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

French toast:
16 (1-inch-thick) slices diagonally cut French bread baguette
1 1/4 cups light coconut milk
3 large eggs
1/2 cup eggbeaters
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut

To prepare compote, combine first 6 ingredients. Cover and chill for 8 hours or overnight.

To prepare the French toast, arrange bread in a single layer in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine light coconut milk, eggs, eggbeaters, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 tablespoon vanilla, stirring with a whisk, and pour evenly over bread. Turn the bread over to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Remove bread mixture from refrigerator, and uncover. Turn bread slices over, and sprinkle evenly with flaked coconut. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Bake, uncovered, at 350º for 30 minutes or until coconut is golden. Serve warm with fruit compote.

4 comments:

  1. ooh, i think i'm going to make this for breakfast this weekend! coconut and french toast. heavenly!

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  2. Yum! What are egg beaters?
    Paz

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  3. Hope you get a chance to make it kickpleat!

    Paz - they are basically egg whites with a little color added. You can check them out at www.eggbeaters.com :)

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