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godfrey 23rd May 2011 12:27 AM

The toast thread
I like toast.

Yeah, yeah, I know there's already a food thread, but I'm not sure I want to mix it up with those Cretins - not one of them has even mentioned toast. Not once. Ever.

Besides which, I think toast deserves it's own thread. So... let's hear it from my fellow toast-heads - preparation techniques, favorite toppings (aside from Marmite, of course) etc.

Jonathan Bright 23rd May 2011 01:49 AM

Thank God for another fellow traveller...!

Memories of very thick toast cut from the loaf and prepared on our open fire at home as kids.....heaven.

I have given this a lot of thought over the years and I have come to the conclusion that one needs to view toast, as not so much an end in itself, but as a conveyance. When you come down to "the end game" what toast does best, and obviously with greater structural integrity and thermal energy than bread, is convey butter and various spreads to the mouth.

I am not a Marmite person although I have seen it. In Oz we have our own indigenous yeast based spread called Vegemite. My wife on the other hand is a Promite person. Similar I believe.

I must admit that my usual robust toast consuming is taking a serious hit lately for two reasons.
(A) While I am not cealiac (or however you spell it!) I have worked out empirically that I do get less PBS (Porridge Brain Syndrome) when I am off the gluten. I just think more clearly. I do "indulge" occasionally but it is a great trial.

(B) Secondly the MEDICAL PROFESSION. I am at that age where my GP measures my waist line these days.......something to do with my future cardiac health apparently. Hence I am limiting fructose intake. You would not believe what contains fructose....... turns out 90% of things I like. Including honey apparently. Here I was thinking honey was a "safe" substitute for strawberry jam but NO. So toast consumption has entered a new experimental phase with a number of boutique gluten free breads being tried, with some degree of success I might add.
The spread question remains sadly unresolved however. Any ideas?

All the best. Cheers, Jonathan

c2cthomas 23rd May 2011 01:59 AM

All right then - I'll start things off with a "simple" sample. Whole wheat toast - well done and crisp, but not burnt. Open faced with peanut butter and jelly or jam of choice. :yummy:

Offffffff course some nice homemade bread would be even better!

I'll avoid the health aspects for now - I don't eat this very often - perhaps a couple of times a month for a snack. :cool:

jackinnj 23rd May 2011 02:05 AM

There was a famous "Toast" scene (actually 2) in "the Blues Brothers".

sofaspud 23rd May 2011 02:09 AM

I'll have seconds on the homemade bread, with butter only. Yummmmmmy. None of that Ronco Bread-O-Matic machine stuff either. Mix it up and knead it in a big bowl, let 'er rise, then off to the loaf pans and the oven.

Cassiel 23rd May 2011 02:19 AM

Good bread and butter. Delicious. Actually, I like it so much that by the time I'm finished my hunger is gone and I don't have to cook. :up:

Cal Weldon 23rd May 2011 02:55 AM

Ya, I prefer my toast raw, I forget the name for it right now...

Jonathan Bright 23rd May 2011 03:00 AM

Now Cal,
come on, you must know The Good Book says "Man shall not live by ("I forget the name for it right now") alone."

You shall surely die!!!!

Reason for edit........must not misquote the Boss!

God bless, Jonathan

sofaspud 23rd May 2011 03:31 AM

I think it's the way homemade bread caramelizes in the toaster... no store-bought slice can touch it. Store bought raisin bread toast (with butter again) is pretty darned good. (this is diyAudio, so I'm inclined to admit I have no supporting data:)) I'm old enough to remember Koogle, so I guess I'm somewhat turned off by anything other than plain PB, butter, raw honey, or good jam or jelly. I have some homemade jam in the fridge now.
A toast to toast.

addendum: I had to go look up Koogle. From Wikipedia:
"Many of Koogle's TV commercials featured the product's mascot, an oversized puppet costume in the abstract form of a giant jar with spinning eyeballs, frog-like arms and legs, and a "jive" voice similar to that of then-popular radio disc jockey Wolfman Jack."
Yep, 'nuff said.

planet10 23rd May 2011 03:35 AM


Originally Posted by Cal Weldon (
Ya, I prefer my toast raw, I forget the name for it right now...

I certainly like my peanet butter on rye bread.

Just had a pair of whole wheat toast* with butter honey & lots of cinnamon... yummy

*(i usually prefer whole rooter bread/toast but WW is as far as we have progressed the godson)

One of my favorites is heavy black rye with left over beef stroganoff on it. Looks like chocolate cake with puke, but boy does it tast good... oh that's not toast (but toasting black bread doesn't do much)


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