Chewy Burdock Toast

Chewy Burdock Toast

When you eat bread, you expect it to be soft. If you use some hard and chewy ingredients, you can eat a real chewy bread!

Ingredients: 1 serving

French baguette
4-6 cm
Burdock root
30 g (About 20 cm of a thin root)
Nuts such as walnuts
about 10 g
1/2 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Margarine or butter
a small amount
Easy melting cheese
use as much as you like
(Vinegar for soaking)
(a small amount)


1. If using thin burdock, simply cut slices, but if you're using a thick burdock, first cut it lengthwise in half or fourths, then chop. Let soak in vinegar water.
2. Drain the burdock and lightly rinse with water. Put into a heatproof bowl with 2 tablespoons of water and smooth the surface of the ingredients. Wrap the bowl with plastic wrap and heat in a microwave at 600 W for 2 minutes.
3. Check the hardness of the burdock. If it's too hard, heat some more. Put onto a paper towel to drain.
4. If using large nuts, cut into easy-to-eat chunks. Mix together with the burdock root, mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
5. Cut two slices of bread (each slice should be about 2-3 cm thick) and lightly spread butter or margarine on the surface. Top with the mixture from Step 4 and the cheese.
6. Toast in a toaster oven until the tops are toasted. Enjoy!

Story Behind this Recipe

Today, people really like fluffy bread, but I heard it's also important to take care in training your jaw to eat chewy things. I love bread, so I thought of a chewy recipe for bread.