Finally, my precious, this is in my hands. As the release of these bakeable kit kats went viral on the internet it left me in a pool of my own tears as I didn’t think it would make it to Australia. If you didn’t already know I have a bit of a kit kat obsession – I have eaten 26 different types and wrote about them in these two posts. The hobby of collecting kit kats became too expensive in Adelaide but I caved when I spotted the baked pudding kit kats at the Kawaii store in Chinatown ($7.35). I bought it without a second thought :P
Maybe buying them on a 40 degree day wasn’t the smartest move as they ended up deformed and melty – oh well they’re going in the oven anyway ;) Eating them by itself was like a normal white chocolate kit kat but I only took one bite and threw the rest in the oven. Totally not wasting that crispy goodness.
The instructions says to bake them on aluminum foil in a toaster oven (1000W and not preheated) for 2 – 2.5 mins. Bit unsure what that meant for Australian ovens so I fiddled around with the baking method a bit. My first try was setting the oven to grill mode where I watched it bubble away until I could see a crispy burnt top (a few mins).
I was actually surprised how good these tasted as it can be a hit or miss with Japanese kit kats. It was a lot like creme brulee with it’s crispy caramelised top, a crunch from the wafer surrounded by melted white chocolate that was like a gooey custard center.
The second method I tried was just baking it which made it like a cookie – kinda like a sugar cookie where it crumbles away at each bite.
In the end I liked the first method of grilling it as you get that crunchy caramelised top. Japan you so crazy but this is too awesome and totally worth the $7 :D I ate half the bag on the first day and then about 3 kit kats at once after that muhahaha.