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Beans on Toast Reinvented as Dessert

Beans on Toast dessert from Blackmoor Dining Room, Leeds, England

British chef James Dempsey of the Blackmoor Dining Room, Leeds, has introduced a dessert like no other – beans on toast made with lemon cake, panna cotta and marzipan.

The unique dessert consists of lemon cake ‘toast’, mango and vanilla panna cotta ‘fried egg’, and marzipan ‘baked beans’.

This isn’t the first time James has played with perceptions of classic British dishes. In 2016, he created a British burrito – a Yorkshire pudding wrap filled with roast beef.

“The Yorkshire pudding wrap still gets tongues wagging and I hope that my sweet beans on toast will prove as popular,” said James.

James continued: “I just love working with simple dishes, great ingredients, then putting my own special twist on them and transforming them into an experience. That’s exactly the thinking behind the menu at Blackmoor Dining Room.

“The dish has been inspired by a chef who I really admire, Ben Churchill, but to my knowledge it’s the first time that it’s been available on a restaurant’s menu. I just can’t wait to see the reaction. It took a couple of attempts to get the texture of the egg right but using the panna cotta means it’s the same consistency as a real fried egg. It messes with your mind a bit!”

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