Friday, September 11, 2009

Coconut French toast with caramelised pineapple

Halfway through! I am halfway through cleaning, and I cannot wait until this week is over and I can spend the ENTIRE week after, doing almost zero cleaning and lots of reading and baking. Bliss!

Today I recruited my mother-in-law to help with some weeding (how fast do those nasty green monsters come back!) As you can tell by the excessive use of the exclamation mark, I am in high spirits and buzzing with energy. The house's cleanliness is directly tied to my happiness, so I am halfway to ecstatic as well.

With Ryan being at work from 10am-6pm I wrote a list (I adore list-making) and scheduled everything from breakfast to dinner and snacks in between. This is a big change for us as I used to only plan dinners and desserts, the new food planning has resulted in bigger, and more varied breakfasts. Whilst I have steered more towards savoury, there are still two or three sweet breakfasts per week.

ease: 5/5.
prep time:
cooking time: 10mins.
total: 15mins.

taste: 3.5/5. I could not get pannetone so I subbed raisin bread and it became so soggy that it was falling apart. The flavours went well together, but it was a little strange for breakfast, I think I would prefer the pineapple fresh and on its own. The soggy texture is what ruined it for us though.

would I make it again: No.

recipe: Coconut French toast with caramelised pineapple


  1. It's a shame this didn't turn out so well for you (though it looks great!). Even the panettone in the original recipe seems a strange choice. I'd be interested to try it with plainer bread.

  2. Such colorful pictures! That French Toast must taste heavenly!



  3. Good luck cleaning!!

    No worries - still looks like a perfect dish to me :)