1 loaf unsliced Hawaiian or Portuguesesweet bread 6 large eggs 1/2 cup milk 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 sweetened shredded coconut 1/4 butter, meltedTropical Fruit Sauce:3 mangoes, peeled and sliced 1/2 fresh pineapple, cut into 1-inch chunks 1/2 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan; set aside.
Tear sweet bread into large chunks andplace in prepared pan.
In a medium size bowl, whisk togethereggs, milk, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, and salt. Pour egg mixtureover bread and allow to soak for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar,coconut and the remaining cinnamon. Drizzle top with butter.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until thebread has puffed slightly and is set.
Meanwhile, mix together sugar, salt andcorn starch in a medium saucepan. Stir in mangoes and pineapple.Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture beginsto simmer. Cook until thickened and remove from heat.
To serve, cut casserole into squares andspoon sauce over individual portions.
Makes 12 servings.
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