Oh, it’s Friday: time to pig out.
Number 1: Honey Toast.
I’d never heard of honey toast, being a resident of Nashville. But anything combining the words honey + toast? I’m in.
She points out a lot of instructional videos on YouTube relating to Honey Toast, so of course I had to go watch them. The Japanese, Thai, and Korean folks seem to be driving the honey toast bus.
And what a sweet bus it is.
This is as far from a Whole 30 recipe as it gets, and hallelujah for that. Imagine a brick of fluffy white bread, scored into ninths with a pat of butter atop each square. Microwave it, then toast it in a pan with more butter, then scoop ice cream decoratively around the brick of embuttered toast, and drizzle with straight-up honey.
I watched maybe five videos. You’ve got advocates of hollowing out the bread brick. Some people tart it up with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, condensed milk, strawberry sauce. Mangoes, strawberries, nuts, bananas—it’s just a pile-on of sweet stuff. I can imagine there are hardcore honey toast purists, and other people who just crap it all up. I’m reminded of my grandmother in Selma, Alabama, who waxed operatic about people who put coconut in their fruit ambrosia or—the horror—little marshmallows. My grandmother’s ambrosia recipe consisted of one ingredient: oranges. Sectioned with surgical precision.
Beyond honey toast, there are YouTubes on making toasticles. I think there needs to be a C in there? Otherwise it’s looking a lot like some anatomy I don’t think has much to do with toast.
SO MUCH BUTTER. I’m curious if anybody has climbed on the honey toast bus. I think I’ve found my restaurant concept for Nashville.
Number 2: Carrots.
Number 3: Tahini Toast.
My honey toast odyssey landed me here, in the land of tahini toast. It leaves me thinking that toast may be the ultimate delivery system for all the delicious things that need a landing zone.
What’s your go-to toast topper?