How To Make The Perfect Toast Without A Toaster

If asked what is one of our favorite things to eat for breakfast, toast would be one of the top three. It has cemented its place on our plates for the morning breakfast, for a toast is easy to snack on, especially when we are in a rush. While the debate of brown bread vs wheat bread goes on in our heads, there is no doubt about the joy we feel as we bite into a crisp, evenly toasted slice of bread. 

It also becomes a base for many toppings – butter, Nutella, avocado mash, potato, mozzarella or even cinnamon sugar. There aren’t too many things in the world that are as good as the perfect toasted bread. 

For us, Modern Breads is the end game. We absolutely love their brown bread and when toasted, they taste like heaven. 

Not all of us own a toaster, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to do it.  The following are our favorite methods to toast a slice of Modern Bread:

1. Slow Toasting in the Oven:  If you wish to do your tasks while making your toast, slow toasting in the oven is what you can go for. Pre-heat your oven to 170 degrees. Always add the bread to the middle rack of the oven, either on the grill or the sheet pan for about 10 minutes, flipping it midway. The result? A beautiful golden-brown slice. The low heat gives you more control over your bread’s crispiness – so make the most of it.

2.Toasting on the Stove Top:  A heavy-bottomed non-stick pan or a skillet is the tool you need. Heat it over a medium – high flame on stove top, and add a dollop of fat (we recommend butter!) to grease the entire surface. Place your slice of bread so that it gets completely coated in the fat. Cook for a few minutes on each side, and you’ll get a sinfully crunchy toast. If you want to avoid butter, you can still heat the slice on the non-stick pan, but isn’t a toast more delicious with that slight coating of burnt butter?

3. Using the broiler in the oven:  Set your oven to broil mode to get the crunchiest toast in the shortest time. Keep the slices on a sheet pan, put the tray on the topmost rack of the oven since it is closest to the broiler. 2 minutes a pop on each side and you’re absolutely sorted! Quick recommendation - make sure your oven mitts are right next to you when you start this. The sheet pan gets incredibly hot, and you don’t have time to search for them while they are the oven.

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