Honey toast boxes – Who needs sliced bread?

Hong Kong Asian dessert of bread box with center scooped out and refilled with toast, honey, strawberries, fruits, clementines, blueberries

No really. Who needs sliced bread when you can have unsliced bread boxes instead.

I originally found this via Crustabakes and this is how she described the “honey toasts” that are so popular as Asian desserts:

Basically, the interior of the bread is removed via a slit made at the bottom of the loaf. They are then buttered and given a light toasting before they are replaced back in the bread boxes with a drizzle of honey. They are usually topped with ice cream and (you) can imagine how wonderful it is when the ice cream melts and soaks up the underlying bread pieces.

That sounds even better than it looked, huh? And she made hers with rum pastry cream instead of the ice cream, so I’m sure it was quite delicious regardless.

It really made me want to know more about the bread boxes, though.

And googling that was obviously a mistake. Sooo many drool-worthy pictures.

Check out this one from Happy Homebaking:

Unsliced bread box drizzled with honey, ice cream, kiwis, grapes, granola with nuts, and chocolate syrup

Or these from Secret Eden:

Honey toast dessert box with unsliced bread. Filled with toast, ice cream, raspberries, raspberry coulie, chocolate covered strawberries, and chocolate macarons
This gives a view from how the centers are put back in the middle. Some of the other pictures I saw showed them in strips laid the other direction as well.

Secret Eden honey toast dessert with brownies, raspberries, ice cream, oreos, and chocolate syrup
No matter how it’s sliced, though, it makes me want to try these. I really wasn’t sure about the idea of mixing toast, honey, ice cream, fruit, AND even chocolate as shown in some of these. I think it could be quite good, though.  

So apparently you can fry watermelon…

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Up close picture of deep fried watermelon with powdered sugar and syrup
I was having the discussion the other day about whether or not you could barbecue watermelon. Logically, it seems like something that is 92% water would essentially melt on a grill.

I was wrong.

Not only is grilled watermelon apparently fantastic, but they also deep-fried the same liquid-laden food without any issues.

Two girls at Cardinali Family Concessions eating deep fried watermelon on a stick. One girl has a nose ring and the other is wearing a peace symbol necklace. They are having a blast.

I suppose that if they can deep fry whole butter sticks and Kool-Aid as fair food, then why not watermelon, too?

In fact, it almost seems way too healthy, hmm… Must be the dieter’s carnival food instead.

Fun Olympic foods – Work what ya holiday gave ya

Bagels and cream cheese with fruit toppings to look like Olympic rings - blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, pineapple, green grapes - blue, black, red, yellow, green 
Cookies with icing to look like Olympic rings -  blue, black, red, yellow, green

Pizza with pepperoni circles to look like Olympic rings

Cake with  blue, black, red, yellow, green M&Ms candies to look like Olympic rings
The great thing about the Olympic rings is that there are tons of round foods to work with. Doughnuts, cupcakes, any food arranged in ring-shapes (think cucumbers or olives…not everything has to be color-specific even), plates, candies (lifesavers!)….don’t limit yourself!
And while the Olympic rings are iconic, of course, so is the torch, so don’t forget some ice cream cone fun, too:
Ice cream cone to look like London Olympics 2012
2012 Olympic game torches made out of popcorn ice cream cones
And a cookie medal!
Little girl posing with Olympics torch made of paper plate, toilet paper roll covered in gold foil, red tissue paper flame - Gold medal with cookie covered in foil