Tea and toast–a simple pairing, but a satisfying one.
Green Tea Sugar Toast is best for enjoying on mornings when you’re straggling out of bed or on afternoons when you’ve had enough and need a quiet tea break. This is a tea-obsessed person’s swap out for cinnamon sugar toast, a grown-up take on the kiddie favorite.
Yamamotoyama’s Lightly Sweetened Powdered Green Tea is great for drinks like ice tea or cocktails, but this toast is so fantastic that I would seriously buy it purely for making this tea toast. For mornings when you want luxury without much effort, all you need is 1 packet of green tea, 2 spoonfuls of butter and 2 slices of bread..that’s it!
To make a compound sweet butter, combine the green tea with softened butter. Slather this on your bread, making sure to cover the entire surface evenly, all the way to the corners. You’ll want to keep an eye out on the slices as they toast up in your oven. Too light and you won’t get that gorgeous caramelized finish–too dark and the sugar becomes bitter.
For a crowd, place the prepped slices on a large baking pan and toast in an oven set to 350 degrees F for about 10 minutes. For that classic brûléed top, crank the oven up to broil. Again, watch and wait–don’t walk away! The goal? Crunchy tops and soft bottoms with a thin layer of green tea butter showing through…so delicious!
Makes 2 slices.
|- 2 slices bread|
|- 2 Tbsp butter, salted, at room temperature|
|- 1 packet powdered green tea (I used Yamamotoyama’s Lightly Sweetened Powdered Green Tea)|
1. Mix the butter and green together thoroughly. Smear an even, thick layer on the bread slices.
2. Toast the slices in a toaster oven, and don’t walk away. Toast until you achieve a caramelized top. Carefully remove from oven and enjoy immediately.