I know this looks like smoked wood chippings, but I assure you this is coconut 'bacon', albeit a little dark from being in the oven a minute too long; or perhaps I was a little heavy handed with the tamari.
Vegan Mofo prompt today is Treat Yourself. In the last year or so Avocado and Coconut 'Bacon' Bread Butty has become my go to treat. Do some of you ever have crisp butty, a bread rolled filled with crisps or chips? Yes, No - Is it just me?! Yikes. Well now you know of my guilty pleasure too.
So what is a bread butty? A butty is a British term for a stuffed sandwich usually comprising of one slice of bread stuffed with either egg, bacon or sausage and then doused in sauce. It can also be a bread roll. The only difference between a English Bread Butty and a Welsh bread Butty is the pronunciation, of course we in Wales say butty buttie byti with a Welsh accent.
In Wales, the word butty byti also takes on a different meaning, its a South Wales slang for a male friend or acquaintance and often used by men. Sometimes its shortened to 'Butt' yes - really. See the article link at the bottom or this blog post which highlights 29 words that have a totally different meaning when you live in Wales. It will make you chuckle.
Well my Welsh vegan Butty is made with smashed lush (another very welsh world) green naturally 'buttery' avocado spread on a crispy bread roll, then sprinkled generously with shards of smokey coconut 'bacon' and then finished off with the other half of the bread roll on top, now all you have to do is bite in.
My husband doesn't mind coconut 'bacon' as a nibble, but not overly keen on it in bread roll - more for me. If you want to read more about Why butty rarely leaves Wales And below are two recipes for Coconut Facon.
Three Seed Coconut Facon Nibbles
Coconut Facon Bacon
And as promised this is the link to 29 words that have a totally different meaning when you live in Wales. It will make you chuckle.