Stay Home: 6 Toast Arrangements to Bring the Cafe Experience to Your Home During the Lockdown

12.April.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD

Here at MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON, we post news and information about Japan in six languages. Our aim is to deliver a variety of content related to Japan for those who love and enjoy Japanese culture.

 

Right now, people across the globe are in self-isolation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The same goes for Japan too, so we’ve taken this opportunity to create a new series on the website to show how we’re spending time at home here in Japan. The future is yet uncertain, and we hope for normality to return for all of us soon. We created a new articles series called Stay Home with which we hope to take your mind off the situation, even for just a little bit, to help you feel calmer. It might give you some tips on what you can do while spending time at home.

 

In this edition of Stay Home, we’re taking a look at some cute, easy-to-make toast recipes that were featured with the trending Japanese hashtag #おうちカフェ (“Cafe at Home”). Try making them yourself at home for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack.

 

1: Lemon Toast | @hinako_ko_

Hinako Satou’s lemon toast recipe combines sweet sugar with sour lemon for an addictive flavour. The lemon-topped looks cute too♡

 

Ingredients

・Toast・Sugar Margarine ・Powdered Sugar・Sliced Lemons

 

Methods

1: Layer the toast with the sugar margarine.

2: Dust with the powdered sugar and then top with sliced lemons.

3: Add another dusting of powdered sugar on top of the lemons to balance the flavours and enjoy!

 

2: Strawberry Toast | @suumomolife

Sumomolife’s strawberry toast uses a thick slice of bread which is topped with a dollop of cream and piled with sliced strawberries. Layer on the fresh cream while the chewy toast is still piping hot and indulge!

Ingredients

・Toast・Fresh Cream・Brandy・Strawberries

 

Method

1: Cut a thick slice of bread and toast until the outside is nice and crispy and the bread has heated through. The trick is to make sure that the centre is still soft.

2: Put the cream into a bowl or keep in the container and then set this aside in ice water to make smooth, velvety cream. The cream in the photo was set aside for 7 minutes.

3: Add a small amount of brandy to the fresh cream to create a rich flavour.

4: Top your hot toast with the cream and strawberries to finish.

 

3: Banana Cream Cheese Toast | @yuuki.sweets_1

Yuu’s home cafe toast is a mix of banana, cream cheese and walnuts. The banana is fried in coconut oil for added texture and taste.

 

Ingredients

・Toast・Bananas・Coconut Oil・Walnuts・Cream Cheese・Maple Syrup

 

Method

1: Chop the banana into slices and lightly fry in coconut oil.

2: Fry both sides of the bread in the frying pan at a heat that can char the surface.

3: Lather the fried bread with cream cheese then top with the sliced bananas and walnuts. Finish with a drizzle of maple syrup.

 

4: Kimcheese Toast | @kirara.629

Kirara’s toast arrangement is kimcheeseーthat’s a combination of kimchi and cheese! The spiciness of the kimchi and the smoothness of the cheese is a match made in heaven.

 

Ingredients

・Toast・Kimchi・Egg・Cheese (that you can melt)・Spring Onion・Mayonnaise

 

Method

1: Layer your toast with kimchi and spread mayonnaise around the edges.

2: Add a fried egg on top.

3: Top with melted cheese and spring onion and you’re done!

 

5: Curry Toast | @oyatsu_mgmg48

This curry toast is made using leftover curry from the day before. The flavours from yesterday are transformed by topping with egg and cheese. Add a touch of paprika to taste.

 

Ingredients

・Toast・Curry・Paprika・Cheese (that you can melt)・Soft Boiled Egg・Parsley

 

Method

1: Add your toppings to the toast in this order: curry, paprika, and melted cheese.

2: Dollop on your soft boiled egg.

3: Garnish with parsley.

 

6: Pizza Toast | @babamina47

Turn your toast into a pizza with Unagi’s recipe. The fun aspect of this arrangement is you can add any toppings of your choice to make your own original filling and nutritious pizza toast.

 

Ingredients

・Toast・Pizza Sauce・Sausage・Assorted Vegetables (Unagi used spring onion, bell pepper, and mini tomatoes)・Shimeji Mushroom・Black Olives・Cheese (that you can melt)・Dried Parsley・Black Pepper

 

Method

1: Lather your bread with pizza sauce, then arrange the sausage and vegetables. 

2: Next, add the shimeji mushroom, black olives, and cheese. Toast.

3: Finally, finish with a sprinkle of dried parsley and black pepper.

 

 

Bring the cafe experience into your own home by making your own fun toast arrangements.

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    1 tbsp lemon juice

     

    Step 1


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    Step 2
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    Step 3

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    Kaori Kubota (@kaopan27

    I live in Hokkaido and I love to make character themed foods, desserts and pastries♡
    I want to see my family smile, so I enjoy putting in a bit of effort to make character foods and changing food into something cute♡
    You can see more of my character foods and character bento boxes on my Instagram page → @kaopan72

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