Recently while surfing the net on cookpad japan, I came across this illustration deco toast idea and totally loved it. I have never really seen this method used before and thought of giving it a try.
This is my first attempt at such deco toast, so please pardon me for the less than perfect design drawn. haha.
I made some of my favourite characters including Studio Ghibli’s Totoro and Mei, as well as My Melody, Hello Kitty, Keroppi and Gudetama from Sanrio.
Recipe is below with some photos of the steps, hope you like them!
*Recipe refined and updated. I also tried directly piping on the bread slices and it worked too. In fact I think its easier. See my new post here!
Recipe for Illustration Deco Toast
Basic batter is sufficient to make at least 8 portions of coloured batter.
- 50g melted unsalted butter
- 50g caster sugar
- 50g beaten egg (about 1 medium size egg)
- 60g cake flour
- *Colours / charcoal powder / cocoa powder *as needed
Note: recommend to use thicker bread slices for this recipe
- Prepare the basic batter by mixing in all (A) ingredients in a bowl. Divide them into 6 portions.
- Then prepare the coloured batter by adding in icing colours, and charcoal powder, cocoa powder etc.
- Transfer the batter into small piping bags
- Have your design ready (or you can sketch out like me). Place a sheet of good quality baking paper on top.
- First use the darkest tone to complete all the outlines of the design. Then fill in using the respective coloured batter.
- Gently flip it onto a slice of bread. Lightly tap/press the design on the bread.
- Toast for 4-5mins in a toaster, or using oven at 250C for 5mins.
- Peel off the baking paper – and your illustration deco toast is completed!
For my Totoro and Sanrio Illustration Deco Toasts, I paired them with some homemade blueberry jam and french butter. Oh so yummy!