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Savory sweet pain perdu

Savory sweet pain perdu

Savory sweet pain perdu is known as french toast. The famous French dish is typically a way to use old bread and make it new again. Oh and what a way to make it new, especially fried up in coconut oil topped with sweet potato, maple coconut soy bacon and drizzle with copious amounts of maple syrup. Thank you, the French, you know what’s good about living.

Savory sweet pain perdu is famously known as french toast. This French dish is typically used to get rid of old bread and make it new again. Like pain perdu, lost bread, when directly translated. What a way to make it new, especially fried up in coconut oil topped with sweet potato, maple coconut soy bacon, and drizzle with copious amounts of maple syrup. Thank you, the French, you know what’s good about living. Good wine, siesta’s, freshly baked pastries, buying a freshly baked baguette, good coffee and always eating dessert is something that has become part of my lifestyle since living in France.

Savoury sweet pain perdu

My twist on the typical breakfast, dessert or snack option is somewhat untraditional. I love savory sweet combo’s and I thought of a way on how to combine all the tastes that I love at the moment. I use a lot of soy sauce and especially ketjap (sweet soy sauce) that is just super addicting. I thought well,  the best way to combine the saltiness of soy is with the deep sweetness of maple syrup. I saw the recipe of the minimalist baker where she used maple bacon as a topping on pancakes and I knew I had to make something similar with my french toast. Such a genius idea when you don’t eat bacon anymore.

Savoury sweet pain perdu

You might think the texture and the taste can’t be the same at all. French toast without eggs, no way! Initially, I thought the same and after making the recipe this is even better without eggs. It’s gooey chewy and sweet. Crusty on the outside and dense like french toast should be. Is there any other way?! Plant-based options don’t mean that you have to deprive yourself, but simply find a way to make food taste good in other ways and be healthy at the same time. Or you can do plant-based and be unhealthy, but what’s the purpose behind that, but to each there own, I’m no judge. The reason why I love eating plant-based is just that it’s so good for my body and secondly I love eating this way since I can remember. After eating this, you’d probably too!

Recipe

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1-2 people

Savory sweet pain perdu

Savoury sweet pain perdu

Ingredients 

  • 2 tbsp flax seed meal
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast (optional)
  • pinch of salt
  • Two thick slices of seeded bread (I used pain a la champagne)
  • One cup roasted sweet potato
Soy maple coconut bacon
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup ketjap sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

Method

  1. Mix together the flax meal and the almond milk, lay the pieces of bread in the mixture for at least an hour (turning regularly) or overnight in the fridge, turning it again in the morning and making sure both sides are covered.
  2. Heat up a skillet with coconut oil and fry up till both sides are brown, remove and top with sweet potato, coconut milk, maple syrup and soy maple coconut bacon.

Soy maple coconut bacon

  1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
  2. Mix all these ingredients together and pour into a parchment paper lined tray, bake for 175 degrees Celcius and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Remove to cool and then break off sticky pieces at a time and serve on top of the french toast.

This is quite a twist on the regular old pancakes hey, hope you like it!

M*

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