Creamy, crunchy, sweet, spicy, zingy – this burrata toast with hot honey has it all. It takes less than 10 minutes to make and looks super impressive, but it’s one of the easiest things you can make. Just toast your bread and load up the lovely toppings.
Burrata, if you’ve not tried it before, is an ultra-luxurious, creamier cousin to mozzarella. The inside is gloriously gooey and creamy – it is in fact a mix of mozzarella and cream – and it makes a wonderful creamy base for other, stronger flavours. In this case, we’re pairing it with sweet, spicy hot honey, fresh thyme and lemon zest.
This really does take about 10 minutes all up to make so is a wonderful lunch, or boujee breakfast idea. It’s also great for entertaining – slice your bread smaller to make little bite-sized versions!
Just a few simple ingredients go into this lovely little bite of deliciousness.
- Burrata. This ultra-creamy, oozy, gooey cheese of dreams is pretty special. It’s a bit like a ball of mozzarella, but much creamier. It is actually mozzarella on the outside, and a mix of mozzarella and cream on the inside (or stracciatella). It’s mild, creamy and delicious and works so well paired with hot honey here. If you can’t find it, just use a regular ball of mozzarella, cottage cheese or ricotta.
- Hot honey. Hot as in spice, not temperature, this fiery little sauce is one of my favourite condiments to have on hand. It’s incredibly easy to make and a simple drizzle will elevate so many different dishes. I have a whole post that breaks down how to make it which I recommend having a quick look at, or you can buy it at the store, or, simply mix 1/2 teaspoon of chilli flakes with 2 tablespoons of honey.
- Bread. I like using a couple of good, chunky slices of sourdough here – or my favourite no-knead focaccia. But you can absolutely use whatever bread you have to hand.
- Lemon. We’re using the zest here and it really lifts the toast to prevent it from being too rich, so don’t skip it.
How to make it
Start by toasting your bread (either in the toaster, under the grill or broiler, or in a pan). Chop your garlic clove in half and rub it all over the crispy, hot bread (this will impart a lovely subtle garlic flavour). Divide your burrata between your slices of toast, spreading it out so it oozes all over. Drizzle over your hot honey, then scatter over the lemon zest, thyme leaves and a little flaky salt. And it’s as simple as that!
Got a question?
Yes! The skin is just mozzarella, while the middle is stracciatella – a glorious mixture of mozzarella and cream.
I love using a lovely thick slice of sourdough or focaccia for this recipe – you want something sturdy enough to hold the burrata and provide a gorgeous crunch.
You can use regular honey, maple syrup or sweet chilli jam or sauce. Or, make a quick hot honey by mixing 1/2 teaspoon of chilli flakes with 2 tablespoons of honey!
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