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How to make your toast great | Stamped & More
Toast may just be the best thing since sliced bread, and with good reason.
Whether you like it hot, cold and crunchy, plain or with an array of toppings, it's a delicious start to the day.
Two of the things that people often think of first in relation to toast is the smell and the crunch.
In my opinion nothing beats the smell of hot toast with butter melted in just right.
And biting into a slice of crunchy fresh toast is an experience that's hard to beat.
Below you'll find some great tips for making that perfect slice of toast, from the basics through to quick cheats to fool everyone into thinking you're a toast master!
How to Make Delicious Toast
Step 1. Choose the perfect piece of bread. It's important to get bread that will toast nicely. You can buy toast size loaves with extra thick bread. If you're planning to cut your own, be aware that any roughly cut edges may burn.
Step 2. Choose the cooking method. Below you'll find a list of different ways to toast bread, although the traditional way is usually an electric toaster.
Step 3. Cook until golden brown. It's best to set toasters to medium or medium low for the best finish. You'll need to watch carefully if you're using any other method to make your toast. Once the toast starts to go dark brown, it's close to burning and often is too crunchy.
Step 4. Butter the toast immediately. If you're going with a melting item such as butter or cheese, it's important to have it ready so it can go straight on the toast. If the toast cools it won't have the same texture or aroma.
Toast Making Cheats
- For a lovely mix of soft and crunchy, use thicker bread.
- If the toast is too cool to melt butter, simply butter it and stick it in the microwave for 15 seconds.
- Spread the butter all the way to the edge of the bread for that perfect melted finish.
Great Toppings for your Toast
When it comes to toppings, you've got two choices. Those that melt or are improved by heat and those that aren't.
Improved by heat:
► Pickles & cucumber.
► Tuna & salad.
Different Ways to Make Toast
Toast is just another word for a piece of bread that has had the outside cooked so it's hard and crunchy. However there are different ways you can cook toast:
- In a toaster.
- In a grill.
- In an oven (known as Zwieback or twice baked bread).
- Over a camp fire.
Fun Ideas With Toast
Of course toast doesn't just have to be a hot slice of crunchy bread - you've got lots of options:
- French toast.
- Stamped toast (stamp with your favorite design or for kids, a picture of a flower or animal).
- Toast sandwiches.
- Toast as a base for savory or sweet dishes such as spaghetti or creamy cheesecake.