Thursday, March 31, 2011

Recipe - Honey Toast Box with Barlean's Omega

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It's no secret that I love honey toast box, just see my glorified review of the original ones here. I was really sad that they were none in Vancouver, until I discovered What8ver Cafe, but it just wasn't the same as Dazzling Cafe. Having tried the original, I had a pretty good hunch how it's made, besides how hard can it be right? :P
Here is it, our very first attempt, not bad might I add :). So without further ado, here is the simple recipe that we came up with...
See, it's really simple isn't it. I think the key is toasting the bread to a golden crisp without burning it. So make sure you watch it like a hawk when baking. Btw, if you are planning to use a toaster own, make sure to turn down the heat to around 300F.Since our first time was a complete success, we just had to do it the 2nd time. This time it turned out even better, no burnt area at all XD. The bread was buttery and crispy yet still soft in the middle. I don't know if you have noticed, but both honey toast box have some really nice drizzle sauce on top. There are really delicious and definitely deserve to be mentioned.
Awhile back I went to the Wellness Show, a company called Barlean's was show casing their omega oil in 6 delicious flavors. After showing high interest in their products, they were kind enough to give me all 6 sample bottles to take home.
I simply loved the strawberry banana (favorite), it tasted like a smoothie. The peach mango is also great, the mango flavor really shines through. Since I am not a fan of chocolate, so I didn't really like the chocolate raspberry, but this one is especially designed for women:P.The lemon zest goes great with desserts. The pina colada would be perfect to add to the actual drink. Last but not least, R's favorite flavor orange cream: a very smooth creamy orange flavor that goes great with plain yogurt.
All these sauces are great, because it certainly dresses up anything. This will make your plain yogurt less boring, and enhance the flavor of your dessert, and add beneficial omega to your smoothie. Although it may sounds like a commercial, but I was not paid to write about them, nor do they know I was going to do so. I am simply writing this because I have tried them with all the things I mentioned above and I loved it. Also I have to say their omega really do taste the best, because I've recently tried So Good with Omega, and I hated the 'fishy' taste. So really I have to give props to Barlean for making omega taste so good (for real this time, unlike So Good XD) .

PS: I've seen them at Capers, but they are probably available at other markets as well.

7 comments:

Amy T April 1, 2011 at 12:05 AM

Thanks for sharing this recipe!
The Omega oil seems interesting. Do you know how much they cost?

Anonymous April 1, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Hello Amy.
On behalf of Barlean's- a big THANK YOU! for recommending our Omega Swirls. You're right, they really taste like delicious fruit smoothies. And to top it off (pun intended)- they're sugar free and all-natural.
To answer the above question, they're about $20 - $26 per bottle (depending on which one). But remember- it's just a tablespoon a day so the 16-oz bottle will last you a full month. The entire family will love 'em.
Cheers.
Andreas

KayCe April 1, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Wow! This looks better than the one at what8ver cafe! ahaha~ Thanks for sharing, I'm definitely going to try making this (: yum!~

Jenny April 4, 2011 at 4:49 PM

Thanks Andrea for the info.

Amy T/KayCe: I hope I get to see a picture of yours if you try it :)

Anonymous May 16, 2011 at 11:33 PM

Hi jenny, just discovered your blog and I love it! love the recipe too! just tried making my very first honey toast box (i've actually never ate one before)...it was tasty..thanks! man am I bloated!
~Connie

Jenny May 17, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Hi Connie, welcome and thank you for your comment. I am glad this worked out for you. These certainly are filling, usually R and I just share one for dessert, but we can barely finish even that XD.

mark August 19, 2012 at 3:25 AM

it looks like bread pudding that I've seen in Master Chef Au and it looks delicious, Thank u so much for not only giving a recipe but also taking photo of each step :D

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