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.
There are only three steps in making these delicious Thai sweet toasts.
Mix together the butter, salt and sugar. Powdered sugar, not granulated sugar which contains a lot of moisture.
You spread the mixture on the bread and sprinkle in sesame seeds.
You bake the bread and voila! Thai sweet toast with black sesame seeds.
Thai sweet toast with black sesame seeds
- 80 grams butter softened to room temperature
- 50 grams confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)
- a generous pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds (white or brown sesame seeds are okay too)
- 6 to 8 slices bread (you may cut off the crusts)
- 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.
- Serve the sweet Thai toasts with coffee or tea.