Honey Butter Toast

I keep seeing videos of this honey butter toast from Arôme Bakery, in London.

London is not near me, but I needed to try this immediately so here we are.

This toast is so simple to make but SO GOOD. It’s soft and fluffy on the inside, very crispy on the outside and the flavour is so nice. You need to try this.

1 piece of the toast on a baking paper lined tray.

Video Tutorial

What is honey butter toast?

I was very confused when I first heard about this. I was like…is it just honey and butter on some bread?

Yes, it kind of is.

But hear me out it’s so good.

After the bread has been baked and cooled a bit, the honey butter crisps up.

So again, you get a piece of toast that is soft and fluffy on the inside, and the outside has a thin crispy layer which tastes soooooo good.

1 of the honey butter toasts cut in half.

The bread

Let’s talk about the bread.

Arôme Bakery uses Japanese milk bread for theirs. I love Japanese milk bread so I know the toast tastes amazing.

But I can never find milk bread anywhere near me and I didn’t want to make it myself.

So I used a loaf of brioche instead, and I loved it.

But I guess any bread can be used. I would say milk bread and brioche are the best two options though.

The ingredients needed to make the honey butter toast.

The honey butter

To make the honey butter, here’s all you will need:

  • Unsalted butter – you want this to be very soft. It will be hard to spread on your bread if it is too cold.
  • Brown sugar – using brown sugar instead of white is going to add a lot of flavour.
  • Honey
  • Vanilla extract – this is optional but I added it for some extra flavour.
  • Salt – just a little to enhance the flavours.

All you need to do is mix all of these together, then spread a THIN layer onto each side of your thick bread slices.

Make sure the layer of the honey butter is thin. If it’s too thick, then it won’t be crispy at the end. So keep the layer thin.

The bread slices after the butter was spread over them.


This is the most important step.

After your bread has been baked, it’s going to be very soft.

It will taste great, but the exciting part is the crispiness…we want the crispiness.

So you want to leave them on a wire rack for about 10-15 minutes, so they can cool down and crisp up.

Now you can dig in.

They taste best fresh, after a while they will start to loose the crispiness.

Here are some other recipes I’ve posted recently, I think you need to try these too:

Honey Butter Toast

5.0 from 2 votes

makes: 4-6

  • 4-6 thick slices of either brioche or milk bread

  • 150 g unsalted butter, softened

  • 150 g soft light brown sugar

  • 50 g honey

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Start by pre-heating your oven to 180c/350f. Also line a large baking tray with baking paper, leave this aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the softened butter, brown sugar, honey, vanilla and salt. Beat all this together for about 2 minutes.
  • Spread a thin layer of this mixture onto your bread slices. Make sure to cover each side of the slices, including the edges.
  • Place these onto your baking paper lined tray, then bake in your pre-heated oven for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, take them out and flip them over. Then place them back into your oven for 5-10 minutes, or until they're a light caramel colour.
  • Take them out of the oven, then leave them on the tray for 5 minutes to cool down.
  • After 5 minutes, they will still be very soft. Transfer them to a wire rack, then leave them to cool until the outside hardens. This should take about 10-15 minutes.
  • Once the outside is crispy, they are ready. Enjoy!

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