I love to cook, bake and garden. Really, if it has to do with food, I probably enjoy it. I’d say I’m a pretty good untrained chef. At least, I do like my own cooking and have had others say they like it as well. 😀
So, in this section of my blog, I’m going to update and share with you my adventures in the kitchen or the garden, and on occasion, I may just tell you about other things I’ve discovered! I figured I’d start out with a simple favorite of mine—Honey Avocado Toast.
I never knew what avocado toast was. In fact, I thought it sounded a bit strange for a while, but I knew that I loved avocado and I also knew I loved bread. I figured, why not try it out? Of course, I went on Pinterest and tried to find a good recipe but couldn’t find one that I really liked or one that didn’t have an array of abnormal ingredients that I didn’t have (have you noticed that the “healthy” recipes call for absurd stuff that most people just don’t have on hand!?)
I decided to use what I had on hand and came up with my signature Honey Avocado Toast Recipe. It’s a winner, believe me! Don’t worry, I’m not the only one who thinks so. My signature twist is the addition of honey. I mean, who doesn’t love honey? I love honey and I love to contrast sweet and salty flavors. It takes foods to another level. This toast is a beautiful menagerie of flavors in your mouth. It’s salty and subtly sweet.
Now, it’s best if you have any homemade sweet bread (check out my favorite Honey Buttermilk bread recipe), but if not, any bread will do.
1. Toast your choice of bread. You can throw it in the toaster, but I’ve found that toasting in the oven gives the bread a nice even crunch that I don’t get with my toaster. (Plus, I can put butter on the toast. I can’t do that if I’m sticking it vertically in a toaster).
2. After it’s toasted, spread a moderate layer of plain cream cheese on top.
3. Drizzle honey over the top of the cream cheesed toast (I love Sourwood honey! It has a soft, subtle taste that doesn’t punch you in the mouth the way regular honey does. Any honey works, but if you can get your hands-on sourwood honey...you should!)
4. Top with slices of fresh avocado and salt and pepper.
5. Fry an egg over easy (don’t pop the yolk while you fry it so that it can stay a bit runnier). If you prefer your egg a little more well done, that’s perfectly fine. I usually cook mine over medium because I don’t like too much runniness.
6. Place the fried egg on top of the avocado and sprinkle with a bit more salt and pepper and a touch of paprika.
Voila! It’s that simple and it is delicious! The subtle sweet flavor from the honey and cream cheese counteracts beautifully with the fresh avocado and salty, buttery rich flavor of the egg (It makes me think of the movie Ratatouille. Remember the scene when Remy eats different foods and the different flavors explode like fireworks in his mouth?! That is what the counteracting flavors on this piece of toast do). I love to contrast flavors, so I think what makes this recipe shine is the simple addition of honey. It takes the toast to the next level.
Try it and let me know what you think or if you have any new ideas!
The Liberty Belle 😀
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