Called kanoom-pang-naneuy, these delectable toasted slices of bread are spread with butter icing and sprinkled with black sesame seeds. According to Appon’s Thai Food Recipes, they are a popular street food in Thailand. Sadly, I never noticed them when I was in Thailand — I was too focused on the noodles, the fish, the rice… But that’s okay because these wonderful sweet toasts are easy enough to make at home.
Recipe: Thai sweet toast with black sesame seeds
- about 80 g. of butter, softened to room temperature
- 50 g. of confectioner’s (powdered) sugar
- a generous pinch of salt
- about 1 tsp. of black sesame seeds (see notes below)
- 6 to 8 slices of bread (you may cut off the crusts)
- Preheat the oven to 325F.
- In a bowl mix together the softened butter, salt and confectioner’s sugar just until smooth. If your sugar has bits of lumps, you may want to sift it first. I didn’t bother.
- Generously spread the butter icing mixture on the bread slices all the way to the edges.
- Sprinkle black sesame seeds on top.
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the edges of the bread are lightly browned.
- These sweet toasts are best served with coffee or tea.
I buy black sesame seeds from The Big Little Store just behind the Gilmore IT Center in New Manila, Quezon City.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 10 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 2 to 3