By Bakers Journal
According to a survey commissioned by Stonemill Bakehouse, almost half of Canadians have enjoyed artisanal toast, a toast topped with any combination of spreads, fruit or vegetables.
With Canadians eating at home now more than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, artisanal toast is an affordable and indulgent meal that doesn’t require a lot of time or skill, and can easily be created with simple, healthy ingredients.
“Artisanal toast is a popular food trend in Canada,” says Abbey Sharp, culinary expert, Registered Dietitian and spokesperson for Stonemill Bakehouse. “Whether with the classic avocado topping or something new and experimental, there is no limit to how creative you can get with toast!”
Sharp has created her own delicious take on artisanal toast. One of her favourite new creations is her “Ricotta Toast” recipe that is so easy, even kids can make it! Start with some toasted Stonemill Bakehouse Sprouted 3 Grain bread and add whipped ricotta cheese, followed by a mix of berries. Then, top with sprigs of thyme (leaves removed), crushed pistachios and honey to taste. Not only is it delicious, but it’s quick, easy to make, and a healthier alternative to sweeter options.
Canadians Are Turning to Fermented Foods
Canadians are integrating more fermented foods into their daily diets which could benefit digestion, immunity and heart health. According to the same Stonemill Bakehouse survey, 72 per cent of Canadians understand the benefits, such as a potential boost in digestion, that come with eating naturally fermented foods. In fact, 1 in 3 Canadians have been actively trying to add more fermented foods into their everyday diets.
“More of us are becoming increasingly aware of our dietary needs,” added Sharp.