In praise of toast: Plus three recipe ideas

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Toast: The perfect snack or meal

When I was growing up, I estimate that four or five days a week, we had something-on-toast for tea. We also had toast for breakfast, either with jam or marmalade, or even toasted bread soldiers (see above) to dip into our boiled eggs.

And of course, what better treat on Sunday afternoons that hot buttered toast?


Toast had – and still has, many advantages.It’s cheap, quick to make and remarkably tasty.  The image you see above is my very favourite toast snack – something I’d rather eat than almost anything else in the world – a toasted cheese sandwich with a twist.

What did we have on toast? You name it really:

  • Baked beans. We still have this one a week for lunch
  • Egg. Poached or scrambled. Scrambled egg with a little smoked salmon added is especially delicious
  • Cheese. With chutney, or onion,or tomato
  • Sardines. This was the first thing were were taught to make in cookery classes at school.
  • Sliced tomato. Sprinkled with black pepper and a tiny pinch of sugar then grilled until bubbling
  • Bacon. Crisply fried
  • Spam. Grilled
  • Creamed mushrooms


Click here for this delicious option.

Then of course, there are all the delicious spreads that only need the effort of opening the jar or pack:

  • Honey, jam or marmalade
  • Cream cheese
  • Lemon curd
  • Paté (or potted meat)
  • Peanut butter
  • Cheese spread
  • Nutella
  • Marmite (well, some people like it).


Here’s how to make the tasty, toasty treat pictured above.

What could be better than toast? It costs little, you need no special equipment and it takes a couple of minutes to make.

And it’s oh so delicious!







Jackie Jackson, also known online as BritFlorida, is a highly experienced designer and writer. British born and now living in the USA, she specialises in lifestyle issues, design and quirky stories. You can see a wide range of articles here, or visit her website Tastes Magazine. See The Writer’s Door for more information.

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  1. All three look delicious to me, especially the one with cheese melted over tomatoes. I bet spinach would be great added too. Yum. Perhaps dinner this evening.

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