Taiwanese Style Thick Toast

Enjoy one of the most popular bubble tea shop snacks

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Difficulty Level: Easy

Time till Eat: 10 minutes

Hands-on time: 4 minutes

Introduction and History of the Dish

Thick toast is a snack frequently found at Taiwanese bubble tea shops. Garnished with usually sweet toppings such as Nutella or peanut butter, some do like savory toppings such as pork sung (a type of dried and shredded pork).

Gear

  • Toaster Oven or Regular Oven
  • Bread knife (or any serrated knife)

Optional Pairings

Bubble Tea

Ingredients

Serves: 1

Ingredient name Note

Thick sliced bread (sometimes called Texas Toast)

If you can’t find thick sliced bread, buy unsliced bread and slice it as you like

Peanut butter, Nutella, or your choice

Really it’s what ever you like; we tried and liked the Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie and Cocoa Swirl spread

Butter

Optional

Instructions

Prep
  1. If you have unsliced bread, cut one of the ends off (thinly so as not to waste too much bread), then cut a 1” to 1.5” slice. We did one of each. Sometimes using the bread knife to measure works well. Put the end back on when you put the bread back in the bag so as to keep it more fresh.
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  2. Cut 80% of the way through the bread at each diagonal (from corner to corner); this will make it easier to break off pieces, or even share it if you are feeling generous.
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  3. [Optional] Spread butter over the bread; if your butter is too hard, cut off enough for your slice, then microwave it for 10 – 15 seconds.
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  4. Spread your chosen topping over the bread, making sure you get all the way to the edge and corners.IMG_0903.jpg
Pickup
  1. Choose the toast setting on your toaster oven, or set your oven for 400ºF.
  2. Toast between 5-6 minutes or until the top coating had dried and hardened somewhat.
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  3. Remove carefully, let it cool down a bit, then enjoy!
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