Having a hard time deciding between sweet and savoury when it comes to brunch. Take a leaf from reality star Kylie Jenner, who recently posted a creative twist on avocado toast. She tops the classic breakfast snack with red pepper flakes, salt, and honey.
The whole “honey” part seems to be throwing some commentators into disarray. But in reality, Jenner’s recipe isn’t so unusual. In fact, it seems she has some culinary tricks up her sleeves.
Samin Nosrat, chef and author of Salt Fat Acid Heat, proposes that those four elements allow for good, flavorful, balanced meals.
The salt emphasizes flavor, while the avocado provides a soft, rich fat. The acidity of the honey and hot pepper helps to balance out that rich avocado flavor. Adding heat to the sourdough bread turns the slice from something floppy and bland to something crispy and complex.
Honey has provided an exciting addition to savoury foods for centuries at least. You can use it in stir-fries, poach salmon, crispy chicken, the list goes on.
If you want to try Jenner’s recipe, we suggest you infuse your own honey with your favourite chile peppers. It distributes the spiciness more evenly while taking away the grainy bits of red pepper. It’s not difficult. The spicy-sweet concoction can be made when you cook honey with peppers over low heat.