Honey Brick Toast: move over gingerbread houses

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Where Can I Get it?  |  How Can I Make It?

 

What is a honey brick toast?  Honey brick toast (similar to Japanese honey toast or Shibuya honey toast) is a thick dense toast often cut into cubes and assembled into a large brick piled with sweet toppings.

 

Where can I get it?  Honey toast is more prevalent in west coast, but here are some popular locations across the US where you can try this sweet monolith:

Davis, CA: Brick Toast Cafe?: bricktoastcafe.com

Fremont, CA: Sno Crave Tea House?: Sno Crave Tea House on Facebook

Monterey Park, CA: Tea Brick?: www.teabrick.online

Seattle, WA: Hard Wok Cafe?: Hard Wok Cafe on Facebook

Houston, TX: Caffe Bene?:  Caffe Bene on Facebook

Las Vegas, NV: Is Sweet?:  @issweet on Instagram

New York, NY (East Village): Spot Dessert Bar ?:  Spot Dessert Bar on Facebook

San Diego, CA: Up 2 You Cafe?: Up 2 You Cafe on Facebook

Looking for more places that serve honey brick toast?  You can find them on Glutto right here.

How can I make it?  Making honey brick toast is a bit like assembling a gingerbread house.  It’s all about maintaining the structure while getting all the sweet ingredients in there.  Here’s a flexible recipe that you can save on Glutto that is pretty fun and very doable:


Ingredients

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. To create the bricks, cut off one end and hollow out the bread with a sharp knife so the sides are even and the bottom is intact.  (Tip: It helps to make a small cut on the outside along the bottom to release the center.) This creates a bread container.  Then, cut the hollowed out section into cubes so it looks like this: 
  3. Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla.
  4. Spread the butter mixture on each of the cubes and inside the bread container.
  5. Place the butter-covered bread container and cubes in the oven for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Fill the bread container halfway with the cubes and fruit, then lightly drizzle with honey or chocolate syrup.
  7. Fill the bread container to the top with the cubes and fruit, then lightly drizzle with honey or chocolate syrup.
  8. Place 1-3 scoops of ice cream and 2-3 wafers on top.
  9. Drizzle honey or chocolate syrup on top of the ice cream and enjoy!

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