Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, most say. Whether it be eggs, bacon, pancakes, or waffles, toast usually makes an appearance. There are many ways to make toast, or use toast in recipes. Toast can also be involved in lunch and dinner as well as snacks. It's quick and convenient to make and eat.
Toasters are one of the most popular and least expensive kitchen appliances. Toasting bread to a desired crispness and putting butter on top is the general way to make toast. You can add cinnamon and sugar for cinnamon toast, jelly for some sweetness, peanut butter or Nutella. Use plain toast to spice up a ham sandwich. Toasted bread is also great for crunchy BLTs. For a healthier diet, use wheat, all grain, or oat bread.
French toast is a delicious alternative to plain toast. Dip bread into an egg and milk combo and fry in a buttered pan until the bread is firm and crisp. Add butter, and syrup for original french toast. You may also add sliced apples on top with whipped cream, strawberries, blueberries, or bananas. Try blueberry syrup as an alternative to maple. For an extra yummy treat, add mini marshmallows between the bread after spreading a heaping amount of Nutella in between, then coat in the egg mixture and dip in crushed graham crackers. Turn over each side on the frying pan until melted and crisp.
Make a toasted cheese sandwich by buttering one side of two pieces of bread, placing a slice of your favorite cheese in between, and frying until each side is a golden brown and the cheese is melted. The typical toasted cheese sandwich is made with American cheese, but you can use cheddar, mozzarella, provolone or a combination of all. Add tomatoes or a slice of ham. Sprinkle with basil or oregano for a little extra kick. Toasted cheese goes well with a cup of hot soup.
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Melba toast is a very crispy brand of toast. Generally, the bread is toasted to a semi-firm state, then sliced in half laterally and toasted again. Melba toast is similar to crackers, and can be topped with goat cheese, mini tomatoes and cream cheese. It's up to your own taste buds. It mainly comes pre-packaged for easier use. It's usually low in calories and fat, so provides a healthy alternative to crackers.