This is a toastie with history. It has existed for almost as long as its namesake, the Manwich, but not in any tangible form.
The name Candy Manwich was suggested by the Rolles Royce Regulars, who have been road-testing toasties in the wild for years now. Their suggestion was greeted with much high-fiving on an excellent play on words, but no clear idea of what that toastie could contain. You have to admit that even without the pre-existing Manwich, it is the perfect name for a sweet toastie of ridiculous filthiness and size. The problem was then to find a combination that was worthy of the name.
After many, many lunches of trial Candy Manwiches and salad we have finally found the solution to the main problem: There is no sweet equivalent to steak. There’s a reason why it’s in capitals on the menu. Steak is important. It’s indulgent, tasty and makes people do a very particular expression that can be roughly translated into writing as the word “fwoaaaaah”.
As a Manwich it must, like its savoury brother, contain the sweet equivalent of a steak. It took us months to work out, and only a chance conversation with a friend to finally figure it out. After that, things fell into place. We will be cooking this sugar coma for the first time this Friday at Digbeth Dining Club, alongside the Manwich. We would cordially like to invite you to come try one, and want to just remind everyone that you probably don’t need to eat anything else this month, if you plan on having both.
The Candy Manwich
- 4 slices of day old bread
- 10 Mini Marshmallows
- 2 tablespoons of passionfruit curd
- 10 blackcurrants or blueberries (blackcurrants are nicer)
- 2 rashers of candied bacon (recipe)
- A banana, sliced
- 2 Tablespoons of carnation caramel
And for the centre:
- 2 funsize Mars Bars
- 50g plain flour
- 50g self raising flour
- A bottle of your local ale
- A pinch of salt
It always had to be a beer battered Mars Bar. Or in this case, two.
Serve immediately with a Manwich and a diet coke.