Shibuya brick toast (or honey toast ハニートースト), as its name suggests, originated from Shibuya District in Tokyo and is often served at karaoke bars. It is essentially a super-charged version of french toast. With different ice-cream, fruits and sauce, you could easily change each component to suit your appetite, options are only limited by your imagination. Its popularity also spreads to other parts of the world, like Thailand and Taiwan.
Below is the video tutorial for step by step guidance:
About the Recipe
The main component of brick toast is unsliced white bread loaf, the bread is hollowed out and then cut into small cubes.
You start making the bread hollow by firstly cutting the loaf in half. Please do it gently in a slow sawing motion and don’t apply pressure onto the loaf (you don’t want a flat shell). Secondly, insert the knife deep into the bread, make sure you leave about 1.5-2cm from the edges, don’t cut through the bottom!! Thirdly, turn the loaf on its side, insert knife 1.5-2cm from the bottom, slice in gently sawing motion, don’t cut through the bread! Finally, you can gently take out the inner bread!
Please watch my video! I did better in the video than describing it in words….
Cut the inner bread into your desirable “bricks” size. Some people cut it into sticks (rectangle) rather than in cubes, the choice is totally up to you. Melt some butter and brush it onto the shell and cubes.
Put the shell into the oven and toast it slightly. With the cubes, before I fry them, I dip them into the egg yolk (French toast style!). Fry the cubes on medium/high heat until golden brown and voilà you have crispy golden bricks.
In a bowl, add in fresh cream, milk and sugar, beat at low/medium speed until it barely starts forming soft peaks. The creamy is best to be gooey so it will flow out like lava when you cut the shell open.
Time to assemble!
As mentioned earlier in the post, this amazing dessert is super versatile. You can switch vanilla ice-cream for a chocolate, strawberry, caramel or strawberry flavours. Use banans, melon, pears, apples instead of berries. Add Oreos, chocolate chips, Mars bars or almond flakes for garnishing. Endless possibilities. What about changing it to a savoury version using bacon and scramble eggs?
This is the perfect dessert to impress your guests! It is simple to make, looks soooo extravagant that everyone would think you have spent a whole afternoon making them. The lava sauce flows out when you cut the container open, the visual effect is incredible. Good luck ❤️👩🏼🍳🍓🍞☕️
Full Recipe here ❤️
Shibuya Berry Brick Toast
Toast (Shell & Bricks)
- 1/2 loaf Unsliced white bread
- 1 Whole egg
- 1 Egg yolk
- 150 g Thicken cream
- 10 g Milk
- 10 g Sugar
Chocolate Dripping Sauce
- 30 g Dark chocolate chips
- 60 g Fresh Cream
- Your favourite ice-cream
- All sort of berries
- Condensed milk
- Cut the sandwich block in half in a sawing motion and do it slowly without pressing the loaf.
- Prop the half-loaf of bread on its end, the white side face up.
- From 1.5-2cm from all four side of the edges, cut a square out of its centre. Insert knife deep into the bread to hollow it out. Do not cut through the bottom (please watch the YouTube video for demostration).
- Turn the loaf on its side, insert knife 1.5-2cm from the bottom, slice in gently sawing motion. Do not cut through the loaf.
- Gently take out the inner bread.
- Lightly coat the inner walls of the shell with some melted butter.
- Bake in the oven at 200C for about 3 minutes or until slightly brown and crispy. Take out of the oven and allow it to cool.
- Chop the inner bread into small bite-sized cubes (bricks).
- Lightly coat the bricks with some melted butter
- Melt some butter in the pan
- Dip bricks into the egg yolk mixture and fry until golden brown and crispy. Set aside to cool.
- In a bowl, add in fresh cream, milk and sugar, beat at low/medium speed until soft peaks form. Remember, you want the filling sauce to flow out like lava, do not overbeat it.
- Fill the bread shell by layering bricks, berries and filling sauce until you reach the top!
- Complete this piece of art with a generous scoop of ice cream, breadsticks and chocolate dripping!