Sourdough bread toast recipes & toppings

 

I hosted a Sourdough Toast Morning for this year’s Sourdough September event and made some delicious sourdough toast recipes I’d like to share with you. I tried to use different types of sourdough bread to explore different toast options, both sweet and savoury. All three recipes below make a great weekend brunch. To add to the three-course sourdough brunch menu, I served toasted Pumpernickel bites with cream cheese and sprouted radish seeds, I guess they were my sourdough amuse bouche. Not a ‘light’ breakfast, but a tasty one for sure!

Sourdough toast toppings and ideas

There are a million things that go well with sourdough toast – in fact, almost anything goes well with sourdough if you ask me. I’ve outlined three particularly delicious sourdough toast bread recipes and toppings below. All are easy to put together, so not much stands in the way of hosting your own sourdough toast morning.

Avocado sourdough toast

So easy, yet so delicious! We are talking about smashed avocado (make sure you use ripe ones) on sourdough toast but you can effortlessly transform it into something extra special.

Recommended sourdough bread: pain de campagne or Kamut sourdough

Toast the sourdough slices in the oven or use a frying pan and toast by brushing with a little oil and charring the bread on both sides. Top with smashed avocado, squeeze over a little bit of lemon juice to prevent the avocado from browning, sprinkle with sea salt flakes, chili flakes and freshly ground pepper. Serve with roasted cherry tomatoes, preferably on the vine.

Avocado sourdough toast
Avocado sourdough toast
Avocado toast
Avocado toast with a squeeze of lemon, sprinkled with sea salt and chili flakes

Cinnamon French sourdough toast

My favourite sweet sourdough toast option. Superbly rich and pillowy, make sure you’ve got maple syrup at home to serve.

Recommended sourdough bread: sourdough sandwich loaf

In a shallow bowl, combine and whisk together 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg, 2 tsp brown sugar, 2 eggs, 30g milk and a few drops of vanilla extract. Melt some butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Dip bread in the egg mixture (both sides). Fry slices until golden brown, again on both sides. Serve with maple syrup.

Cinnamon French toast
Cinnamon French toast
Cinnamon Sourdough toast
Cinnamon sourdough toast – serve with maple syrup

Sourdough cheese toasties

Don’t believe anyone who says that cheese toasties are best with a plain white bread. I would say that exactly the opposite is true. Use a more complex loaf, one with seeds and a combination of wholegrain flours, and you’ll get an infinitely more interesting cheese toastie.

Recommended sourdough bread: seeded rye bread

Grate strong mature cheddar and gouda into a medium bowl; about 40g combined per cheese toastie – you want to make sure that the grated cheese is piled perilously high in between the slices of bread. Thinly slice a gherkin and add to the bowl. Also add a pinch of cayenne pepper per toastie. Toss everything together. Lightly butter the sourdough slices on both sides. Put the cheese mixture on one of the slices of bread and cover with the other. Put some butter into a frying pan and heat up on a medium flame. Fry the cheese sandwiches on each side and press down with a spatula to help the browning. It takes about 3 minutes on each side for the cheese toasties to turn crisp and for the cheese filling to melt.

Sourdough cheese toastie
Sourdough cheese toastie filled with cheddar, gouda, cayenne pepper and gherkins
Rye bread cheese toastie
Cheese toastie made with rye sourdough bread