Sunday, 24 July 2011

Pineapple Series - Hawaiian Toast

It's becoming a sort of Sunday tradition for me to prepare Jason a wholesome pineapple meal. It's lucky he's not too discerning with his food....

Today we tried Hawaiian Toast from the Golden Circle Tropical Recipe Book circa 1965.

This Hawaiian toast is as Hawaiian as a Hawaiian pizza. Not very!

Retro Hawaiian toast
Here is the recipe for those who like to experiment with their food:

15oz can sliced pineapple
5 slices bread
4 oz softened cream cheese
1 dessert spoon  vegetable extract (like Promite, but I used Vegemite)
5 thin rashers bacon

Toast the bread (I toasted lightly). Mix cream cheese with vegetable extract and spread on toast. Drain pineapple slices and place one on each piece of toast. Trim and cut rashers into halves, placing criss-cross over each pineapple slice. Place under medium hot grill to crisp bacon and brown the pineapple. Serve immediately.

The verdict? You know, it wasn't half bad. It is certainly a variation on the toast theme for breakfast. And it was quick and easy to prepare.

The cream cheese and Vegemite concoction on the toast frightened me a little, but tasted quite fine. Jason said it added a certain 'zing' to the meal. His words, not mine.

I have a feeling Mr Rooney would've approved of this meal after his lukewarm response to Trinidad Eggs a few weeks ago. The pieces of bacon really made the dish.


  1. That looks delicious. I might even try this one.

    I have a Moomin recipe which calls for some sliced pineapple, so I have tins of sliced pineapple on my shopping list.

    Golden Circle should be thanking you!

  2. Actually this one makes far more sense taste wise than the Sunrise Sausages seemed to! I love your retro pineapple posts.

  3. As a child of the sixties..this type of cuisine was 'exotic'. I remember mum putting together all sorts of concoctions...invented by companies such as Golden Circle to keep sixties housewives feeling like 'Queens'... How I miss such innovation!!!! x

  4. Yum, Hawaiian sandwiches are our favourite, although our version is a little different. Toast 1 side of bread, flip over. Place 1 slice of ham, a ring of pineapple and a slice of cheese. Grill till the top is lightly browned. A lunch/dinner of kings.

  5. Must keep Jason's energy levels up - there's a lot more to do on the house.

  6. yum, I am buying a tin tomorrow:)

  7. very qlder :) house and food :) best le

  8. You're too funny with your pineapple recipes!

  9. I am loving this cooking series! To the amusement of my friends, my mother used to make hawaiian sausages, just a bit different to the sunrise sausages. Cut a sausage in half but not through the skin, grill on both sides, then top with a slice of pineapple & melt some chedder over it. Yummy!

  10. I'm so trying that Sunday treat.
    Would be awesome in summer.

  11. I'm loving the variations to the sunny sausages and Hawaiian toast recipes!! Thanks for all your comments.xx


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