Greetings, connoisseurs of fine dining and epicurean explorations. Today, we embark on an exquisite gastronomic journey that intertwines the past and present, artistry and taste… okay that may be a bit of an exaggeration. This is actually a rather humble meal but it does not disappoint on the taste or presentation. It's also obscenely easy to make!
We're making Greek Yogurt Custard Toast adorned with luscious berries. This simple dish has a delicate interplay of flavors, textures that will leave you feeling full and satiated.
The choice of bread serves as the foundation for our custard creation. There are lots of ways you can go with this. Perhaps consider a rustic sourdough, its tangy notes harmonizing with the custard's richness, creating a contrast that elevates each bite. Alternatively, a buttery brioche can be an indulgent canvas, its delicate sweetness intermingling with the berry and custard nicely. For those seeking a more health-conscious option, a hearty whole-grain bread brings a nutty earthiness that aligns with a berry-nut combo, marrying wholesome flavors in each mouthful. The choice of bread becomes depends on what kind of breakfast you're looking for. For this round, I went with the brioche sans nuts.
The Not So Custard, Custard
This is not your traditional custard recipe. In my opinion, it's far easier! Its base is greek yogurt (you could also used Skyr which I actually prefer) and all you do is mix it with a little maple syrup, vanilla paste or extract, and one egg.
Feel free to play with this recipe as you see fit, if you're going for a more tropical feel, perhaps add coconut cream and sweeten with condensed milk instead of maple. If you're going for something richer, sweeten with molasses and add cinnamon. It's a great blank canvas for whatever you want to experiment with!
When you're preparing your Greek Yogurt Custard Toast with Berries, the fruit options open up a world of possibilities. The classic mix of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries is a reliable favorite, each berry adding its own unique flavor and charm. Strawberries also bring a juicy sweetness, blueberries offer a subtle tang, and raspberries provide a balanced mix of both.
If you're feeling adventurous, consider trying blackberries. They have a rich, slightly tart taste that can add a new dimension to the creamy custard and crunchy toast. It also helps if you have a small thorny forest of blackberries in your backyard like I do. Alternatively, diced mango introduces a tropical twist, infusing the dish with a burst of sweetness that complements the custard beautifully.
As the seasons change, don't hesitate to experiment with what's in season. Juicy peaches during the summer or succulent pears in the fall can bring a fresh and seasonal touch to your creation. Ultimately, the choice of fruit allows you to tailor the flavors to your preference, creating a delightful medley that turns your toast into a palate-pleasing treat.
Greek Yogurt Custard Toast
- Prep: 10 Minutes
- Cook: 15 Minutes
- Total: 25 Minutes
- Serving: 1 toast
- Yield: 4 Toasts
- about 1/12 cups of a fruit of your choice
- ½ cup of greek yogurt
- 1 tsp of vanilla paste
- 2 tsp of maple syrup
- 1 egg
- 4 slices of brioche bread
- Preheat your oven to 350°
- Wash all of your fruit and cut as needed
- mix together egg, greek yogurt, maple and vanilla until fully incorporated, set aside
- take your bread slices and use a spoon to press a little well into the center of the bread slice. Make sure to leave a small “border” around the edges of the slice so the custard doesn't spill.
- place the slices of bread onto a lined baking sheet
- spoon the custard onto each slice of bread
- top each piece with your fruit of choice
- place in oven for 15 minutes
- once cooked, dust with powdered sugar (optional)
- Serve on a gorgeous nosh board or beautiful hand painted plates and enjoy!