Sourdough Toast Toppings

A brown rye sourdough works well with both sweet or savoury toppings. These recipes from Lazy Day Recipes make a great weekend brunch. Buy a good sourdough loaf from your local bakery and serve thick toasted slices with the following toppings.

Whipped honey vanilla butter
150 g salted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
2 tablespoons runny honey
bee pollen, to sprinkle

Place the softened butter, vanilla paste and honey in a bowl. Using a hand-held mixer, whisk the ingredients together until light and fluffy. Serve sprinkled with bee pollen.

Crushed berries & goat’s curd
500 g frozen berries
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
100 g goat’s curd, to serve

Place the berries, sugar and vanilla paste in a saucepan and heat gently, crushing the berries with a fork. Do not overcook as you want to retain some texture. Serve with the goat’s curd.

Tahini maple spread
100 g tahini
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1–2 tablespoons warm water
sesame seeds, to sprinkle

Place the tahini and maple syrup in a bowl and mix well. Add the warm water to loosen the spread. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve.

Avocado & salmon
2–3 avocados, peeled, stoned and sliced
200 g smoked salmon
a handful of large capers
lemon, sliced, to serve

Assemble the ingredients on a large platter and allow your guests to top their own toast with the avocados, salmon, capers and a slice of lemon.

Broad bean, courgette & goat’s curd
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 courgette, thinly
sliced into half moons
2 spring onions, sliced
150 g frozen broad beans, defrosted and skins removed
a handful of parsley, finely chopped
a handful of chives, finely snipped
juice of ½ lemon
grated zest of 1 lemon
100 g goat’s curd, to serve
sea salt and freshly ground
black pepper

Heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the courgette, spring onions, and broad beans. Cook for 10 minutes – they should be just cooked and retain some bite. Place in a bowl and finish with the herbs, lemon juice and zest, goat’s curd and salt and pepper.

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