Here comes my recipe Hawaiitoast. The still popular combination “sweet plus hearty with cheese baked on bread” comes from the German economic miracle years.
In 1955, actor and TV chef Clemens Wilmenrod, who had no cooking training at all, introduced the fast snack to German TV viewers. There were only 3 channels 😉
Why Hawaii? Until the 50s Hawaii was the main producer of canned pineapples (Dole Food Company) and was then replaced by the Philippines and later Thailand.
Accordingly, Mr. Wilmenrod should have called his toast creation “Toast Philippines”.
Undisputedly, Hawaii sounds more melodic and you immediately have pictures of beautiful Hawaiian girls dancing hula in mind.
That’s a nice picture when preparing and enjoying the toast…
We both capture the thought and I send you hip-swinging into the kitchen.
Aloha, I wish you good luck and a good appetite!