I have a love/hate relationship with bread :P I love it…but then I get all carb-loaded and slightly bloated if I eat too much, but nonetheless, I love my bread! Anyhow, Kathryn from Left PR contacted me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I would be interested in developing a recipe for Bakers Delight and their recipe bank ~ rules were simply, use any Bakers Delight product and make a recipe :)
I was so worried whether or not I would be able to come up with a recipe, because generally I just eat my bread as a compliment with Nutella, condensed milk or jam ~ So after accepting the challenge, I gave it a good think…’What can I do with bread…what type of bread….Toast….TOAST BOX’! Then I thought of the honey toast box I’ve had in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Basically it’s a block of bread, hollowed, covered in honey and butter and then toasted after that what you do with it is entirely up to you :P I love topping it with loads of ice-cream, sauce and nuts!
Recipe – Honey Toast Box an original recipe by Daisy@Nevertoosweet
Yield – One small box
43 grams (3 tablespoon) Unsalted Butter
1 small Baker Delight White Loaf bread
2 tablespoon of honey
Ice-cream of your choice
Toppings (nuts, chocolate chips, fruit) of your choice
1) Preheat your oven to 180°C or 350°F
2) Using a serrated knife slice approximately 1/4 of the loaf off, to make it more of a ‘square’ shape.
3) Carefully make a slit on the base of box, then begin hollowing the bread box by leaving a 1cm around the edges along the base of the box. Gently remove the slices of bread from the centre.
7) Once the bread has toasted remove from oven and let it cool slightly, before slowly replacing the bread sticks back into the toast box.
– You can purchase a whole loaf of white bread from your local Bakers Delight or bakeries, simply ask them not to slice it.
– You can use stale bread, will make slicing even easier
– Can omit the honey and make a savoury toast box :)
By now you should be able to smell the delicious toast box :) It’s complete! Now let you imagination go wild! You can top the honey toast box with ANYTHING absolutely anything ~
I chose to top my honey toast box with Honeycomb and Butterscotch ice-cream, chocolate sauce and chopped rocky road! It was AMAZING if I can say so myself :)
I made another one and this time it was topped with vanilla ice-cream, salted caramel sauce and almonds. I think I liked this one a bit more because I love salted caramel hehe
There you go this is my recipe that I am submitting for the Baker Delight Recipe Bank ~ I really hope you like it and will try making this at home sometime! It’s super easy, great way to use up stale bread and makes a very indulgent and naughty brunch or dessert :P