Japanese Honey Toast

Japanese Honey Toast, How to make Japanese Honey Toast

Welcome to heaven. Please take your silver spoon and proceed ahead.

Or at least this what I picture heaven to be like. Fresh caramelized bread with creamy ice cream, fresh and slightly tart berries with silvered almonds, a dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of sweet honey.
Alan had it in Taiwan last summer and he said it was one of the most amazing things he’s ever eaten. If you’re planning to stay in a hotel in Taipei or one of the other wonderful cities in Taiwan, see if you can hunt down one of these amazing treats. It sounded so good we had to make it.
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Japanese Honey Toast.

Ingredients

Loaf of bread
Unsalted butter, soften
Granulated sugar
Custard, homemade preferably
Pint of ice cream
Honey
Fruit of your choice
Nuts, optional
Powdered sugar, optional

Instructions

You can use any bread that you like. I used brioche toast from Whole Foods. Broiche is a French bread high in egg and butter that is use commonly for breakfast and desserts.

Using a sharp knife, cut out a square about 1 inch from the edge of the bread. We’re going to hollow out the center and turn it into a cube bread bowl.

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Cut the bread into tiny cubes, butter with unsalted butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar. This will caramelize the bread! Bake at 300F for 7-10 minutes until golden brown.

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Don’t forget to also buttered the inside of the bowl and bake at 300F for about 7-10 minutes. I would put these on the same baking pan as the small buttered cubes. Allow to cool to room temperature

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Spoon a generous layer of custard to the bottom of the bread bowl. Homemade custard, preferably. Just heat a mixture of egg yolks, milk, cornstarch, and sugar together. Remember to whisk constantly or else it will turn into scrambled eggs.

I used the custard recipe from Food Network.

Remember those puzzles we use to play when we were little? This part is quite similar to that.

Take those beautiful golden toasted cubes and put them back into the bread bowl. The trick is to make it look completely the same.

As you can tell.. I failed miserably but it’s okay. We’re going to cover it with toppings!

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Now this is the part that we’ve all been waiting for!

Drizzle lots of love [honey] over the toast.

Put a generous scoop of ice cream of your choice. Alan and I used banana nut, which both of us actually have never had before. We picked it up on a whim at the grocery store.

Add any assortment of berries.

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Add any assortment of fresh fruit. I love strawberries and blueberries! Raspberries, blackberries, and melon balls would be excellent as well.

I also added some silvered almonds for that crunch and some powdered sugar.

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Here’a video tutorial if you want to recreate this insane concoction at home. My camera was covered with honey and sugar by the end of it but we had lots of fun filming!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11241070504490311028 Elle Johns

    Yum this is what I picture in heaven too-looks delish! :) Your blog is awesome-just became a member/follower of your blog. I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch. Happy Blogging!!!

    

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  • Stephanie

    Yum! I’m multiethnic [3 types of European + Mexican]- authentic Asian food is fairly new to me. My Asian roommies & I have been trying to introduce each other to different things… this is by far one of the best deserts I’ve ever had. (I’d rank it next to my mom’s Swedish cookies!) :D Thanks for posting this!

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