Happy new year everyone! To all you stumble-bums and bubbly boozers, here are ten toasts to ring in the new year.
Slice it, toast it, and make a damn good ham & cheese sammie out of it.
Cranberry Walnut Bread
Toast it, butter it, try not to eat all of it.
Portuguese Sweet Bread
Another sweet bread similar to Hawaiian Bread, Portuguese sweet bread is terrific toasted, buttered, jammed, or all three.
What is it about this toast that makes it so Texas, you might ask? I haven’t a clue. But you sure can grill it, toast it, and eat it so that’s good enough for me.
French bread, toasted. What else were you expecting?
The healthier choice, at least until a heavy coat of butter is plastered on. Otherwise it’s just edible cardboard.
Brioche is a highly enriched bread noted for its high butter and egg content, and perfect for toasting.
Cross sections can be pressed and used as crostini for ceviche or lightly buttered and dipped in your morning café con leche. Cut lengthwise & pressed into a sandwich it makes for a great cuban style panini.
Jewish and delicious, it is a staple in almost every gourmet breakfast establishment.
Whoa now, easy does it.. bear with me here. Now, I know what you might be saying.. ‘What the flying hell is an English muffin doing amidst all these darned toasts?!’ Believe you me I’m just as bewildered as you are, and although an English muffin is not necessarily toast it is most certainly almost always toasted. Ah ha!
Bonus: Things You Can Do With All These Toasts
Don’t think you can only make toast out of toasts. Oh no, there are many ways to make better toasts out of toast. You can make French Toast (different from the aforementioned French Toast, they’re different), you can make bread pudding, you can make french toast bread pudding. You can make sandwiches; you can make sandwiches without the top piece of toast and call it an open-faced sandwich, or a ‘tartine’ if you’re not already feeling fancy enough.
Cheers to toasts! A toast to toasts if you will.