The photos are from 2012. The recipe was inspired by something I saw on a Thai blog where blogger was trying to recreate a common bakery product in Thailand. I can’t find the blog anymore but I have kept the recipe.
What makes sweet sesame toast so special that, ten years later, I still consider the recipe worth sharing? Let me describe it to you for better appreciation.
The spread is a mixture of salted butter and powdered sugar. There is no right or wrong proportion between the two ingredients — it all depends on how sweet you want your toast.
Why salted butter? If you’ve ever baked a cake, you’d know that although the baked product is meant to be sweet, still, a pinch or two of salt is added to the batter. It’s for contrast. Without the salt, the sweetness will taste flat. It’s the same thing with the butter-sugar mixture that’s spread on the bread slices in this recipe.
The butter-sugar mixture is spread on bread slices and sesame seeds are sprinkled in. No need to toast the sesame seeds. They will get toasted sufficiently in the oven to allow them to release their beautiful aroma and flavor.
Inside the hot oven, the butter melts and gets absorbed by the bread. The powdered sugar stays on top, turns crisp and forms a lightly crisp lace-like pattern on the surface of the bread. So, when you bite into the toast, you get lovely flavors, great texture and fantastic aroma.
Sweet sesame toast
- ¼ cup salted butter - softened to room temperature
- ¼ cup sifted powdered sugar - use less for less sweet toast
- 3 teaspoons sesame seeds - any color
- 6 slices loaf bread
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Line a baking tray with a silicone mat or non-stick paper.
- In a bowl, whisk together the butter and powdered sugar until smooth.
- Spread the butter-sugar mixture on one side of the bread slices.
- Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
- Arrange the bread on the prepared baking tray.
- Toast in the oven until the sides are lightly browned and the top is dry.
- Serve yout sweet sesame toast immediately.