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Vegan Coconut Bostock + We’re going on a blog tour……

…we’re going to catch a big one..(?) (I hope someone got the bear hunt story reference there)

Vegan Coconut Bostock

Hola everybody,

The blog tour of my cookbook kicked off this week as it has just been released in America! For the next few weeks bloggers all over the place will kindly be posting recipes from my book (sometimes with mini interviews too!). Check the schedule out here so you can read (& cook) along with us ๐Ÿ™‚

Vegan Coconut Bostockvv

In the mean time, I’ve got a recipe to show you and DAYUM it’s good.

Have you ever had bostock? It’s not the most enticing word out there but is definitely an enticing thing to have in front of your face. I guess its kind of an alternative to French toast – if you have some kinda stale bread (traditionally brioche) and want to give it a bit of CPR to bring it back to life you’re gonna need to do something wicked to it. Soaking it in a custardy mixture, frying it up and dousing it with maple syrup does the trick but I think bostock may be better….

Vegan Coconut Bostock

You make a frangipane, an almondy cream, spread it over syrup-soaked bread, sprinkle on some sugar and flaked almonds then bake it so it caramelises. (It’s pretty much the same idea as almond croissants where you take a day old croissant, cut it in half, fill with frangipane and bake it). So it’s already sounding good, right?

I changed it up a bit though using desiccated coconut instead of ground almonds in the cream and also sprinkling on some flaked coconut near the end of the baking (cos coconut burns. Very easily.). I also used what my mum calls ‘hippy bread’ cos it’s got hella seeds and wholegrains in there, to make it a bit more filling and a bit less OMG-IM-MADE-OF-BUTTER.

Plus I left the syrup step out because I’m lazy and didn’t want to clean up more bowls of hEaLTHy EAtING…yep…

Vegan Coconut Bostock

A shake of powdered sugar and some fresh fruit finish the job. It’s truly magical (and a bit less indulgent than eating an almond croissant tbh).

Vegan Coconut Bostock

(P.S. I made it a while ago so that’s what’s up with the strawberries)

Vegan Coconut Bostock

Vegan Coconut Bostock


  • 1 tsp ground flax seed
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tbsp almond or coconut butter
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract, (optional)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp raw sugar, (plus more for sprinkling)
  • 1 tsp oat/ buckwheat/ plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp desiccated or shredded coconut
  • 2 slices of wholegrain bread
  • 1 tbsp flaked almonds
  • 1 tbsp flaked coconut


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a small bowl combine the ground flax and almond milk. Cream in the nut butter, almond extract and sugar. Add the flour, salt and coconut then stir until smooth.
  3. Divide the mixture between the slices of bread and spread out evenly. Sprinkle over the flaked almonds and a little more raw sugar.
  4. Bake for 6 minutes then sprinkle on the flaked coconut and broil for 1-2 minutes until golden. Serve warm with powdered sugar and fresh fruit.

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  • Alana | Fix Feast Flair October 1, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Izy, this is beautiful and sounds amazing. I’ve not had bostock before but I’m sure I’ll be making it sooner than later. Also, congrats on the book!! I just received mine today and spent the last hour pouring over the pages. It’s so wonderful. xx

  • Sarah | The Sugar Hit October 1, 2014 at 1:31 am

    I’M NOT SCARED…of eating this. And that’s even with my complete commitment to butter and sugar! Because this sounds so delicious, and why has no-one made coconut bostock before? Match made in heaven!

  • Tieghan October 1, 2014 at 1:51 am

    Scared of eating this?? are you kidding?? I want to get up and make it now!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And um, pomegranate arils too?? Yes, yes, yes!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Excited for the tour. You are killing it!

  • Karishma October 1, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Yumm this looks like a decked out french toast!

  • myriam | rhubarb! rhubarb! rhubarb! October 1, 2014 at 2:54 am


    Although this weren’t Izy’s blog, with pretty pictures of strawberries and sugar, I might have thought twice before clicking on a link for “bostock”… (erm, sounds like botox?)

  • Ala October 1, 2014 at 3:48 am

    So much luuuurve for this post and recipe right now. I never thought the day would come when I’d pick CPR on bread over CPR on a hot shirtless surfer dude (er or something) but this did it. Thanks for ruining everything ๐Ÿ˜€ and congrats on da tour, omg I can’t wait to see everyone who’s involved! Gahhh!

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen October 1, 2014 at 4:43 am

    Looking forward to seeing all the love spread over the blogging world with your virtual tour!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 1, 2014 at 7:58 am

    A blog tour sounds like such fun! Best of luck girl!

  • Baby June October 1, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Wow! I’ve never had bostock but this variation looks sooo pretty, I would love to try it sometime! Wishing you luck for the blog tour! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Belinda@themoonblushbaker October 1, 2014 at 10:12 am

    scared of eating carbs and sugar? never!
    Actually making a vegan one of these sounds more delicious than the original! Best wishes for your Tour. I know you will be awesome!

  • Thea @ Baking Magique October 1, 2014 at 10:37 am

    These pictures are so beautiful and the recipe would be so easy to adapt to a gluten free recipe. I’m definitely gonna try this! Congrats to your book, it looks AMAZING!!!!

  • Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) October 1, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Can’t wait to see your book and recipes all over the blogosphere!! And yes, this looks amazzzing! Why have I never had bostock before?!

  • Christine October 1, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Congratulations on your book! This looks like such a delicious weekend breakfast. I’ve never heard of bostock before, but so glad I have now!

  • Reviews October 1, 2014 at 1:44 pm

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  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan October 1, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I’ve never heard of this gorgeous dish but I NEED it like rightnow. Love! Congrats on the book btw, you so fly girl!

  • Sarah | Broma Bakery October 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Congrats on the tour! That’s such exciting news. Have so much fun, can’t wait to see your cross country adventures!

  • haley @Cupcakes and October 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    this sounds INCREDIBLE! And looks beautiful too! I want to cook along with you!

  • steph October 1, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    izy, this looks so so so good. i’ve had twice baked croissants on my brain lately too, so it’s perfect!
    yay!!! blog tour!
    ps – i used to LOVE going on a bear hunt. wait. i think i still do ๐Ÿ˜€

  • steph October 1, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    izy, this looks so so so good. i’ve had twice baked croissants on my brain lately too, so it’s perfect cause let’s face it, i never have old croissants, but i DO have old bread.
    yay!!! blog tour!
    ps – i used to LOVE going on a bear hunt. wait. i think i still do ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Phillip || October 1, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Cookbook tour sounds so exciting (Congrats!). This looks like an amazing brunch recipe!

  • Millie | Add A Little October 1, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Looks so good Izy, I meeean how can you go wrong with coconut and almond?! Also, totally got the joke girl!

  • Sophia October 1, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    How I had not come across Bostock before getting my hands on Tartine No 3 I don’t know. But what is clear, is that it is my own fault that I still haven’t had a go at making it myself in the 9 or so months that book has graced my bookshelf. Your post is reason enough to give it a go. Also, I love how you veganised the almond cream!

  • Gemma October 1, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Holy smokes! This looks absolutely scrumptious and tempting. I bet your bostocks can brighten up anyone’s day, what a great day to kick off the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

    So yummy!

  • Arika M. October 1, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    I have never had eaten bostock. This looks amazing.

  • thelittleloaf October 2, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Yum! So basically a cheat’s almond croissant with coconut and wholesomeness? What could be better?

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  • Emma October 2, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Oh my! This looks so darn delicious. I’m always into coconut but am a little crazy for almond extract too. Congrats on the book . All the best for the tour!

  • Jenny @ BAKE October 3, 2014 at 10:23 am

    This sounds absolutely fantastic! I’ve never heard of it before but I will certainly be making it for breakfast tomorrow morning!

  • Sabrina - A Spoonful of Photography October 3, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Yum! I was just reading through this as I walked through the city and everyone must have been thinking that I had to be crazy or something – I think my face showed several interesting shades from confusion (what the hell is Bostock?!) to excitement (aaaaahh – an upgraded French Toast!!) to a total embarassing mix of appreciation for the pics+recipe and depression because I don’t have a kitchen right now ๐Ÿ™ So, then I’ll keep looking at the pics for now and dream of summer+strawberries+an oven to make this Bostock ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Tanya October 3, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    I’d never heard of this before, but that sounds fricking amazing.

  • Sini |ย My Blue&White Kitchen October 4, 2014 at 9:29 am

    This looks absolutely wonderful, Izy! And cheers to a virtual book tour! Major. Will totally follow along.

  • Leigha @ The Yooper Girl October 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Why have I never heard of bostock?! Good Lord. This looks incredible. I’m just amazed at how successful you are with your blog and everything. Being a fellow teen blogger you are such an inspiration to me, Izy! I hope I will be lucky enough to meet you someday!

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  • Kiran @ October 7, 2014 at 3:54 am

    This looks extremely addictive! I need ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Nora @ Savory Nothings October 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I have never heard of Bostock before – but it most certainly looks absolutely fabulous! And about those Strawberries… I just recently noticed there’s a new Strawberry field around where I live – in October! Crazy! And the weather we get is about as good as in the UK… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Graham @ Glazed & Confused October 9, 2014 at 12:34 am

    what the what?!?!

    please tell me that a bostock is a British term and i’m not totally failing at passing as a reputable authority on all things sugar. nevertheless, i’m craving it.

    loving the blog tour! i’m grabbing my copy this weekend and i’m SOOOOOOO (all of the O’s, you get it) excited to blaze through it!

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  • sue/the view from great island October 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Bostock is my favorite new vocabulary word — and that top photo is a stunner!

  • Heidi - Apples Under My Bed October 12, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    What is this bostock witchcraft?! Looks and sounds delicious, I cannot believe I haven’t heard of it before! x ps what a great idea, this blog tour!!

  • Simi Jois October 15, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Sounds so yum and I just love the vibrant images.

  • Gemma October 16, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Love your breakfast recipes, always so inventive!!/Whichits/542d2d6a71f23f0f644e2193Voti voting for your best breakfast recipe here! ^^^

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  • Nicole October 21, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Uhh, this is amazing!! I saw it and just had to make it. Seriously, it was the best part of my day. So thank you for this beautiful recipe! I think it will become a weekly recipe now. And your pictures are so ridiculously gorgeous!!!

  • Maggie October 27, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Just bought my copy! So excited to start reading and cooking! ๐Ÿ™‚

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