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Lemon Pepper Honey Toast

I found this recipe by watching a Hong Kong cooking TV show. At first, I was a bit hesitated with the combination of the flavors. But it came out to be amazing! The more I eat it, the more I like it. The butter was creamy, sweet, tart, and a pinch of kick from the black pepper. It is the perfect side dish. This recipe is so simple, and you can definitely make ahead. Give it a try.


Lemon Pepper Honey Toast (Adapted from My Private Kitchen)

6 toasts


–   3 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)

–   1/8 teaspoon lemon zest

–   1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice

–   ½ teaspoon honey

–   ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

–   salt

–   1/3 – ½ loaf French bread


  1. Combine butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, and ground pepper together. Smash and mix everything well with a fork. Season with a pinch of salt. Taste to try, and adjust to your own taste.
  2. Cut about 6 slices 1-inch thick toasts with the French bread.
  3. In a large pan over medium-low heat, toast the bread slices until golden brown. Spread the butter on each toasts immediately. Serve warm.


  1. I like French bread because I think it is soft inside and crunchy outside after being toasted. But you can use any bread you want.
  2. Lemon zest gives the butter a lot more flavors. But if you are lazy, you can skip the zest.


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