Have you ever had that sneaking suspicion that you were forgetting something? And then realized that that sensation was in fact coupled with a sensation of déjà vu? Like when you go grocery shopping and forget to pick up something? Two days in a row.
You guessed it. Happened to me. Just now. And of course yesterday.
So here I am looking to bake a special dessert for D and I have no flour.
Go the flourless chocolate cake route? Sure. It’s classic. And always a favourite.
But how about something outside the box? Bringing some MacGyver-like improvisational skills to the (kitchen) table as it were?
This is the result:
Inspired by a Filipino recipe called Bibinka, or what in my house we always called Mochiko, I created an Oven-Baked Coconut French Toast with Cherry Creme. The toast component is composed of home-made coconut bread that I baked yesterday when I threw in coconut flakes to dry up the overly-wet dough when I realized I was out of flour (see above). And the batter is made of eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla bean, and rice flour (Mochiko brand in this case. Not a product plug. Just explaining the reference to the Mochiko cake). With the whole thing being topped off with a sweetened whipped cream with summer-ready sweet cherries mixed in.
Side Note: I even had to MacGyver a piping bag out of a ziploc bag when I realized I was fresh out of those too!
The result is a refreshing take on an old classic.
Because breakfast isn’t just for breakfast anymore!