Did someone say French toasts! We arent done creating some decadent options yet. So here we are with a Tiramisu French Toast and a Gulab Jamun one (Indian sweet - vegan GJ recipe here).
Bread slices dipped in chocolate and coffee batter and pan fried, brushed with maple mixed with coffee and liquor of choice, Topped with cashew cream(no soaking needed) and shaved chocolate for a Tiramisu-ish French Toast. yummm. Adjust sweet to taste.
Wait there is more! A Gulab Jamun french Toast. Maple syrup or sugar syrup, warmed and spiced with cardamom powder and saffron strands or powder, Bread slices pan fried as is, then drenched in the warm maple syrup. Platter these in prettily and these can pass as a fusion dessert!
Easy to put together, healthier than the dessert version, and fun to serve for a lazy breakfast or dessert. I'd serve the GJ one with some chopped up ripe Mango.. mmmm. mmmm. We used to eat loads of different varieties of ripe Mangoes from local farms, all through Spring and Summer. Some thing that I miss a lot here. Mangoes go well with cardamom and saffron and hence with the crunchy GJ toasts. These french toasts can be made with any of my vegan breads or gf breads. The french Toasts can also be used to disguise a dense multigrain bread. There are days when I end up with one of those too:).
In case you missed last week's French Toast deliciousness!
I think the next one will be a savory one. Check out one of my fave savory French toasts with Chickpea flour here.
Tiramisu French toasts: 3-4 slices
Mix 1.5 Tablespoons finely ground Oats, 1 Tablespoon finely ground flax seed, 1 Tablespoon raw sugar or maple syrup, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1/3+ cup warm water or almond milk (Or half coconut milk, half water), 1 Tablespoons cocoa powder, 1-2 teaspoons instant cofee or strong brewed coffee. Mix well and let sit for 5 minutes. Mix again, dip slices and pan fry them on medium-low, in 1-2 teaspoons organic canola or coconut oil. 3-4 minutes each side.
Quick version: Use 2 Tablespoons your favorite pancake mix(I use Bob's red mill 7 grain pancake mix), a teaspoon flaxmeal, add spices, cocoa powder, coffee, vanilla extract, sugar and 1/3+ cup water to make a thin batter and dip the slices and pan fry.
Mix 3-4 Tablespoons ground cashew or almond with 4-5 Tablespoons coconut milk to get preferred consistency. Add a Tablespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice or a few drops of vinegar. Mix, taste, adjust and keep ready.
Or add a little coconut milk and raw sugar to vegan cream cheese to make a spreadable cream.
Add a teaspoon of instant coffee and optional liquor like coffee liqueur, rum or kahlua, or liquerr extract, to 2-3 Tablespoons warm maple. Brush the maple on the french toasts.
Then top with the cream mixture.
Sprinkle shaved chocolate or Cocoa powder through a sieve/strainer.
Gulab Jamun French Toast:
Pan fry cubed bread slices in 1-2 teaspoons coconut oil or olive oil, 2-3 minutes on both sides until crisp. or make usual plain french toasts.
Warm the maple, add a generous pinch of cardamom powder and a few saffron strands or a pinch of saffron powder. Mix well. Add rose essence to the maple, if you have some.
Drizzle liberally on hot toasts.
Who says you need to eat only eggs for breakfast. Have a great Wednesday you all!