Toast isn’t the most exciting thing to eat in the world, right? Or is it? With a little creativity and maybe a little patience (because not every recipe you might give a shot to comes out delicious right off the bat), you can turn your somewhat boring toast into something truly delicious and even manage to serve it for lunch or dinner.
If you’ve run out of ideas, this article will help you a lot. Check out the following list of tips and tricks, and maybe you’ll end up wanting to try something new.
When you have everyone gathered around the dinner table and the steak is still in the oven, but it’s going to come out in about ten minutes or so, what you need are some great hors-d’oeuvres. Since toast is easy to make because you won’t need any fancy appliances for the purpose, you can try your luck with some appetizers.
These range from Caprese Toast, which obviously, should contain a good helping of cheese, cherry tomatoes, and a little basil, to good old Garlic Toast. If you want to be a little fancier, you can always go for a spread of pear chutney and cheese. Brie does wonders in this combination, of course.
If you have some Nutella and several bananas, you can create a little dessert or breakfast for your loved ones.
It’s also an affordable and accessible treat, especially if you have carbs or sweet cravings once in a while and you feel tempted to go for something a little unhealthy. Sure, this combination does come with plenty of calories, but it’s way healthier than any store-bought snack unless the latter is vegan and organic.
French toast is probably one of the most versatile and widespread recipes for breakfast, and part of the reason for it being so comes from the fact that it is so easy to make, yet incredibly delicious. Again, if you want something a little fancier, you can forget all about the sugar and opt for ricotta cheese and strawberries, and just a hint of honey on top.
How do you get the perfect toast?
After going through hundreds of reviews coming from actual buyers and users of toasters, the conclusion that we’ve reached is that no model can meet all consumers’ expectations. Why’s that? The fact of the matter is that people like their toast differently. Some like it very well done while others would much rather use a toaster to heat the slices of bread up a bit.
When it comes to the brands you can go for, the market seems to be overflowing with choices. One person might argue that a good one from Cuisinart can meet and even exceed your requirements, while another might be an enthusiast of a Hamilton Beach or KitchenAid alternative. The brand matters less compared to the capabilities of the unit.
If you have no intention on crowding your kitchen with appliances that you might not use regularly, there’s also the option of you toasting your bread in the oven, be it a traditional one or a convection one. You will have to experiment a little before you get the right temperature and time, though.