Oh, we cannot keep this secret for too long. It has prove-n to be a massive success and has risen beyond our expectations. Okay, okay no more puns.
The secret to creating the best toasted bread is by using a Toaster Oven!
We Aren’t Just Talking About Toast
Toasted bread is more than just toast; it is also croutons, paninis, toasties, and bread crumbs. You can make so much with toasted bread, which is also why there are so many ways to get it wrong.
If you use a toaster oven, you’ll be able to get that crisp by fluffy texture without drying out your bread or burning it to black ash.
But with all this talk of a toaster oven, we should at least explain what one is!
Toaster ovens are small ovens that can fit on your countertop. They are about the size of a microwave but smaller still. They are designed for grilling all types of food but are exceptionally great with breaded options.
The process of creating a panini becomes 10x easier with a toaster oven, as they are simple to clean, easy to assemble, and quick to deliver!
Because of their size, you can toast 2 to 6 slices of standard-sized toast or 2 plates of food if you’d prefer. They work by heating up coils under the rank. The coils reach their premium temperature super quickly, allowing your bread to get that sought-after crispy outside while still allowing the bread to be hot and soft on the inside.
There will also be a timer on the side, so you can walk away from the oven and wait for the buzzer to tell you that lunch is ready!
Forget The Toaster, Get A Toaster Oven!
You might be looking at your toaster and wondering if it’s worth buying a whole new appliance; well, remember that your little toaster can only do one type of toasting. These ovens we are talking about are much more versatile. You can also get toaster ovens for every budget, so it doesn’t matter what your spending limits are.
They can cook wet and dry ingredients without problem, which means your cheese toastie can be cooked to perfection with a wonderfully melted cheese in the middle instead of two pieces of warm toast with cold and hard cheese to bite into.
Another thing to keep in mind is that frozen bread can create a nightmare for toasters as the frozen-to-defrosted-to-cooked time frames will not be factored in. Toaster ovens, though, can be gentle as they defrost your bread and then switch to toasting level when your bread is ready.
This way, your bread won’t be soaked, nor will it be black.
However, nothing in life comes without drawbacks, and the toaster oven is no exception to this rule. Because the oven is flat, you will have to manually turn the bread over to cook both sides. A toaster, however, can cook both sides of your bread at the same time.
If you only have one slice of bread on at a time, this can lead to one side being massively charred in comparison to the other, but if you toast 2 slices at the same time, then they can be a good time-saving method of toasting.
Add Toast Points To Your Repertoire
If you didn’t already know, Toast Points are small species of toasted bread that have classic toppings like smoked salmon, cream cheese, and dill on top. You can also use pâté, creamed mushrooms, or anything to give your dinner a feeling of sophistication.
Using a toaster oven, follow this recipe:
- Preheat the toaster oven to around 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius).
- Cut off the crusts from your bread.
- Mix melted butter, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, dried basil, and dried oregano together.
- Lightly brush the butter mixture on one side of the bread.
- Cut bread into triangles.
- Bake for 6 to 8 Minutes with the buttered side up.
- Lay on a cooling rack for 30 minutes
And there you have a simple recipe for Toast Points which can make the perfect starter for any dining experience.
Toast doesn’t have to be a quick breakfast option, and with a toaster oven, you can expand your cooking skills while still eating food you can recognize.
With the recipe above, you can attempt to experiment with the butter mixture and add cajun season if you are eating seafood or a dash of cinnamon if you are eating sweet food.
Kashif Raza is a graduate of New Jersey, where he played volleyball and annoyed a lot of professors. Now as Zubuz’s health, entertainment and Lifestyle Editor, he enjoys writing about delicious BBQ, outrageous style trends and all things Buzz worthy.