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What is your favorite toast and spread combination?

chowdear Sep 8, 2006 01:19 AM

My current favorite is Portuguese sweet bread, lightly toasted with fresh butter. Goes so well with a cup of coffee!

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    qtxniki RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 01:21 AM

    Sweet milk bread with condensed milk or coconut spread. MMMMMmmmmmm.....

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      Ruth Lafler RE: qtxniki Sep 9, 2006 01:23 AM

      I just saw this on a menu at a HK-style dessert cafe. Also, variation with condensed milk and peanut butter. Sounded yummy, if incredibly calorific.

    2. farmersdaughter RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 02:30 AM

      Cinnamon raisin toast (or bagel) with peanut butter.

      1. ndl RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 02:39 AM

        crusty italian with butter and anchovies or black bread with butter, apricot preserves, and sheep's milk cheese like manchego.

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          jenniferstimson RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 03:01 AM

          Deborah Madison has a really good leeks on toast.

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            bijoux16 RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 04:43 AM

            whole wheat toast, extra crispy (borderline burnt) with Sarabeth's Cherry Plum Preserves

            1. Cynsa RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 08:53 AM

              toast smeared with cottage cheese and a sprinkling of salt is my comfort food

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                Jacey RE: Cynsa Apr 25, 2009 04:27 PM

                try toasting the bread with cottage cheese on it. It slightly melts. When you take it out sprinkle with a little cinnamon and sugar.

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                  chicgail RE: Jacey Apr 25, 2009 05:18 PM

                  That's a very old Weight Watcher's "recipe" I recall from the days when you had to eat 1/3 C cottage cheese (or another protein equivalent) and bread for breakfast. Only the sugar was replaced either saccharine or cyclamates. We thought of it as a sweet roll/danish substitute.

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                serious RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 09:47 AM

                toast with fig jam and egg salad..

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                  Kagey RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 09:48 AM

                  Rye toast with butter

                  Wholegrain rye with peanut butter and blackberry jam

                  Any toast with butter and Marmite. Love the stuff!

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                    shaebones RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 09:52 AM

                    Warm crunchy sourdough bread broken off the loaf and dipped in a good EVOO w salt and pepper

                    1. Ally Cat RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 12:02 PM

                      Toasted Bagel, cream cheese, vidalia onion and good ripe tomatoes. Add some salt. Great start to the day.

                      1. Jpan99 RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 12:02 PM

                        Sourdough with cream cheese and lingonberry preserves

                        And it's not toast but: corn muffins, split, toasted, spread with butter and grape jelly.

                        1. TexasToast RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 12:25 PM

                          Fennel & Raisin bread, spread with roasted aubergine pesto, topped with black olive tapenade. Yeah, it's more of a canape, but I like it.


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                            laliz RE: TexasToast Apr 20, 2009 08:53 AM

                            that sounds good

                          2. NovoCuisine RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 12:39 PM

                            Port. sweet bread and butter is my fave! Hit with kids too.

                            ..Right this very moment I'm having toasted olive loaf with real peanut butter. Way better flavour combo than I expected.

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                              cheryl_h RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 01:25 PM

                              For me, Iggy's (local Watertown MA bakery) francese bread, toasted, dribbled with homemade strawberry balsamic pepper preserves and topped with pecorino toscano cheese.

                              For DH, Iggy's francese dipped in basil-infused olive oil.

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                                lbs RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 02:26 PM

                                Everything bagel toasted with spicy brown mustard spread on thickly.

                                Or when I have left over spaghetti - that on toasted wheat bread with butter (but that's really a secret single behavior and I only eat it when I'm alone)

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                                  raj1 RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 04:03 PM

                                  A thick slice of whole-grain bread, peanut butter, ginger preserves and banana slices. What a way to start the day!!!

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                                    JennS RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 04:04 PM

                                    This summer it's been a toasted flagel (flat bagel), cooled and topped with scallion or chive cream cheese and cucumber slices.

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                                      MuppetGrrl RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 04:22 PM

                                      Very-very-super-favorite? Toasted French baguette with salted sweet butter and some kind of fruit jam. Cannot possibly be beaten with a stick!

                                      When I'm feeling kiddish, I spread peanut butter over whole-wheat bread and sprinkle on some mini chocolate chips.

                                      1. ndl RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 04:24 PM

                                        also, baguette with butter and prosciutto. best breakfast or snack ever!

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                                          WineWidow RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 04:27 PM

                                          Mmmmmm, toast....

                                          I love dark rye toasted and then spread with salty butter, hot cornbread toasted under the broiler then spread with sweet butter and dark dark dark honey, toasted challah and nutella, the list is almost endless!

                                          1. mnosyne RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 06:20 PM

                                            When I took a baking course at the Paris Pastry in LA, the owner prepared this for our breaks: buttered slabs of brioche, toasted and then sprinkled with Grand Marnier and slathered with whipped cream! Now THAT was a snack!

                                            1. MollyGee RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 06:44 PM

                                              Yum. Toast. I like almost anything on toast, but here's my current favorite:


                                              It's syrah grape jelly made by my mom and a friend this past weekend. The grapes were picked by the friend in northern California and carefully pressed through a strainer before being processed. The bread is Acme Italian.

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                                                TexasToast RE: MollyGee Sep 8, 2006 10:47 PM

                                                What, no Texas Toast?


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                                                  MollyGee RE: TexasToast Sep 9, 2006 01:14 AM

                                                  Uh oh. I know I could do a search for it, TT, but I'd like to hear it from you: what is Texas Toast?

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                                                    TexasToast RE: MollyGee Sep 9, 2006 05:35 PM

                                                    It's what you get at Whataburger and Sonic!



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                                                      MollyGee RE: TexasToast Sep 10, 2006 05:50 AM


                                              2. kitchensalli RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 06:44 PM

                                                French baguette with red pepper jelly & brie

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                                                  hoagy294 RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 07:54 PM

                                                  Raisin bread (or bagel) toasted with butter and orange marmalade.

                                                  1. kate.s RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 09:39 PM

                                                    I like making baguette toast with cream cheese and sprinkling gray salt and dried mint or piment d'espelette all over it. Salt and cream cheese, it does not get any better than that!

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                                                      ghbrooklyn RE: chowdear Sep 8, 2006 09:46 PM

                                                      baguette, salted butter
                                                      chinese bakery raisin bread, coconut jam
                                                      dark rye, currant jelly

                                                      1. Non Cognomina RE: chowdear Sep 9, 2006 01:01 AM

                                                        Toasted pumpernickle with goat cheese and truffle salt is a special treat, but a fresh baguette with fresh butter is my favorite for every day. I wouldn't say no to homemade peach jam, though.

                                                        1. bolivianita RE: chowdear Sep 9, 2006 01:26 AM

                                                          My mothers favorite is a nice crusty piece of bread toasted with the marrow from a beef bone spread on it.
                                                          This is yummy but my favorite is always an english muffin extra toasty extra butter and lots of honey

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                                                            chowdear RE: chowdear Sep 9, 2006 11:58 AM

                                                            There are some combinations here completely new to me - - thank you! Morning toast will never get boring!

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                                                              fryrose RE: chowdear Sep 9, 2006 04:42 PM

                                                              Brotchen with red or black currant jelly.

                                                              Honey or whole wheat, darkly toasted with unsalted butter and honey comb.

                                                              1. Veggietales RE: chowdear Sep 9, 2006 08:07 PM

                                                                i still love butter and sugar sandwiches... on med toasted sliced white bread.

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                                                                  ML8000 RE: chowdear Sep 9, 2006 08:29 PM

                                                                  A good Pugliese with butter...simple, elegant, satisfying.

                                                                  My guess is half of the toast experience is the smell of the bread toasting.

                                                                  1. chica RE: chowdear Sep 9, 2006 09:15 PM

                                                                    Toast points with foie gras pate.

                                                                    Soft bread with Nutella.

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                                                                      fara RE: chowdear Sep 10, 2006 01:37 AM

                                                                      toasted sliced pane rustico with duke's mayo and fresh tomato, salt and pepper. i lived on that this summer.

                                                                      1. Will Owen RE: chowdear Sep 10, 2006 04:35 AM

                                                                        Toasted homemade white bread with plenty of fresh sweet butter and...almost anything. Apricot or peach preserves, fig jam, strawberry jam, apple butter...

                                                                        Second on the list is the same, except with toasted Pane Bello from Nashville's Bread & Company, which I believe to be the best bakery bread on the North American continent. DAMN I wish they did mail order...!

                                                                        1. Emme RE: chowdear Sep 10, 2006 11:17 AM

                                                                          Dating back to my youth, I still love a toasted egg bagel with cream cheese and butter.

                                                                          1. bigmackdaddy RE: chowdear Sep 10, 2006 11:29 AM

                                                                            Toasted rye with butter and Underwood deviled ham.

                                                                            1. ericalloyd RE: chowdear Sep 10, 2006 11:31 AM

                                                                              semolina with evoo & romano cheese & anchovies from catalano's bakery in middle village ny
                                                                              plain bagel with lox spread from murray's on 22nd st & 8th ave in chelsea nyc
                                                                              marble rye with butter from cohen's bakery in ellenville ny

                                                                              1. TexasToast RE: chowdear Sep 10, 2006 01:46 PM

                                                                                Lightly toasted tomato-bread, spread with a mushroom and black truffle "tapenade," dotted with a crumbled taleggio.


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                                                                                  piccola RE: chowdear Sep 10, 2006 02:04 PM

                                                                                  Salt bagel with nutella.

                                                                                  Dark rye with bitter orange marmalade.

                                                                                  Walnut bread with honey (particularly buckwheat honey)

                                                                                  Multigrain and hummus (topped with beets, if possible)

                                                                                  Fat-free "refried" beans on cornbread

                                                                                  Sundried tomato bread with mashed avocado

                                                                                  FYI - Bread is always toasted, unless it's fresh from the oven

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                                                                                    TexasToast RE: piccola Sep 10, 2006 02:20 PM

                                                                                    Except in Germany, where they tend to serve everything cold, including the bread (and more infuriatingly, the butter) and it' not fresh either.


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                                                                                    Cheryl RE: chowdear Sep 11, 2006 12:12 AM

                                                                                    Sourdough onion baguette with butter and chestnut cream

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                                                                                      lvecch RE: chowdear Sep 11, 2006 04:37 PM

                                                                                      Wheat toast with cashew butter.

                                                                                      1. Dommy RE: chowdear Sep 11, 2006 04:54 PM

                                                                                        Milton's Whole Wheat Toast with SO's Honey, Cinnamon Cashewbutter and Blue Berry Preseveres...


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                                                                                          umbushi plum RE: chowdear Apr 19, 2009 02:00 PM

                                                                                          avacodo and-
                                                                                          (these options all include salt pepper and the option of tomato too-)
                                                                                          roast chicken
                                                                                          smoked salmon or canned salmon
                                                                                          cottage cheese
                                                                                          lemon juice
                                                                                          tuna in oil
                                                                                          ricotta and or lemon juice
                                                                                          poached eggs

                                                                                          but still IMHO nothing beats straight avacado smothered on rye toast YUM

                                                                                          and also add- an old fav vegimite on toast yummm!

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                                                                                            cayjohan RE: umbushi plum Apr 20, 2009 12:19 AM

                                                                                            Thanks for reviving a toast thread...but I must say: everything is good if it's on toast. Truly!

                                                                                            Our latest have been rare grilled lamb, Jarlsburg cheese, green peppercorn mustard..

                                                                                            Looking forward to spring and the new greens on toast...topped maybe with a thiiiinnnnn slice of proscuitto (olive oil on the toast).

                                                                                            Cay (who always loves things on toast)

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                                                                                              umbushi plum RE: cayjohan Apr 20, 2009 12:54 PM

                                                                                              i totally agree toast=good in my book (mostly anyway ;-0)

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                                                                                                KevinB RE: cayjohan Apr 25, 2009 07:24 AM

                                                                                                The members of Streetband agree with you!


                                                                                                And there are so many I love: light rye with peanut butter, bagel with cream cheese and lox, white bread with butter, cinnamon, and sugar, bruschetta (hey, that's a toast!), garlic toast, but my go-to is still the prosaic yet wonderful whole wheat with butter and grape jelly. Just finished some with my omelette - yum!

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                                                                                              comestible RE: chowdear Apr 19, 2009 07:33 PM

                                                                                              Toasted sprouted-whole-grain English Muffin with chunky almond butter.

                                                                                              I hit on this combo years ago and it's still my go-to "fast food."

                                                                                              I also like those Eng. muffins with other sandwich ingredients like avocado, cheese, sprouts, red onion...

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                                                                                                umbushi plum RE: comestible Apr 19, 2009 09:58 PM

                                                                                                ooh you triggered something with the sprouted thing, i LOVE ESSENE BREAD mmmm its very moist and rich and oh its the best bread in the world ( a very controversial statement there aye) but imho it is and the rye essene bread trumps everything, and toasted mmmm topped with peverse amounts of butter then spread with cottage cheese and pepper YUM....additions or other options include tomato, avacado, or really good cheese of any kind.

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                                                                                                Cinnamon RE: chowdear Apr 19, 2009 09:54 PM

                                                                                                A toss-up between Koogle, a choco-peanut-butter combo that went toes up in the 1970s or so, and Cuban toast, run through a restaurant toaster with some mojo criollo butter topping and thwapped with guava jelly that melted between the two hot pieces of toasy sweltering bread.

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                                                                                                  Sean RE: Cinnamon Apr 20, 2009 07:58 AM

                                                                                                  Regular sandwich bread with butter and peanut butter together. Any crusty bread toasted with butter and slices of very sharp cheddar.

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                                                                                                  Harters RE: chowdear Apr 20, 2009 08:03 AM

                                                                                                  Ordinary toast bread with lime & lemon marmalade (homemade by Bob Thorpe and bought from him at Ashton Farmers' Market)

                                                                                                  For savoury, some fried field or chestnut mushrooms mixed with a little cream and mustard.

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                                                                                                    laliz RE: chowdear Apr 20, 2009 09:04 AM

                                                                                                    whole grain wheat toast ~~ well toasted
                                                                                                    thin thin thin film of mayonnaise, topped with 1/2 avocado lightly mushed and a sprinkling of kosher salt or seasoned salt

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                                                                                                      mpjmph RE: chowdear Apr 20, 2009 01:03 PM

                                                                                                      Baguette with pear preserves.
                                                                                                      Homemade white bread with butter, cinnamon, and sugar.
                                                                                                      Dense whole wheat bread with peanut butter and banana.
                                                                                                      Anything toasted with butter.

                                                                                                      1. RealMenJulienne RE: chowdear Apr 20, 2009 01:19 PM

                                                                                                        English muffin with butter and salt. The only problem is that English muffins are too small and they are gone too fast! I think when diners give you a choice of breads, you should get three English muffins instead of the usual two.

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                                                                                                          mle1111 RE: chowdear Apr 21, 2009 04:22 PM

                                                                                                          What my gramma made me when I was little depending what was available:

                                                                                                          -Toasted hawaiian sweet bread with condensed milk (still my no 1)
                                                                                                          -Crusty bread with butter and chocolate chips, toasted just long enough to make the chocolate a little melty.
                                                                                                          -Anything spread with Nutella and banana slices

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                                                                                                            golfer1 RE: chowdear Apr 22, 2009 04:20 PM

                                                                                                            Garlic toast with peanut butter.

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                                                                                                              huaqiao RE: chowdear Apr 22, 2009 04:35 PM

                                                                                                              Deep fried Chinese silver thread rolls with condensed milk.

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                                                                                                                cyberroo RE: chowdear Apr 22, 2009 04:49 PM

                                                                                                                I was going to say that I couldn't possibly choose, but then I remembered. La Brea Bakery (only available from the actual bakery, not the lousy par baked stuff) Fruit & Nut Loaf, toasted, with a healthy bit of Humboldt Fog on top, with the merest drizzle of honey.

                                                                                                                But toast is pretty much my favorite food, so it's all good. Pumpkin seed bread with avocado and salt is a nice one. Good, crusty white bread with a smear of chevre and a slice of perfectly ripe tomato. But at the end of the day, I'm perfectly content with PB&J on whole wheat.

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                                                                                                                  Cebca RE: chowdear Apr 22, 2009 04:58 PM

                                                                                                                  I apologize for this random tangent, but I was scanning the boards and as I glanced over it I though the title of this post was "what is your favorite way to spread contamination?" in which case I would say, kissing.

                                                                                                                  But to answer the question at hand I will say everything bagel, cream cheese and tomato. Although in the spirit of the season I love matzah with cream cheese and tomato as well, but I guess that doesn't count as toast.

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                                                                                                                    Kagey RE: chowdear Apr 25, 2009 05:21 AM

                                                                                                                    I answered this post ages ago, but now I have a different answer because I'm in a different mood.
                                                                                                                    1. crumpets (for Americans, they're slightly like English muffins but much hole-ier) toasted with butter and marmite.
                                                                                                                    2. rye toast with chicken liver pate.

                                                                                                                    1. chicgail RE: chowdear Apr 25, 2009 06:10 AM

                                                                                                                      Good wheat toast with avocado and a little salt. Add cooked egg white, bacon or bacon salt as you choose.

                                                                                                                      1. chef chicklet RE: chowdear Apr 25, 2009 03:06 PM

                                                                                                                        omg i know I answered this or one similar as well. I am sure I've a new favorite, but such a hard decision. Something about toast with a great topping that is so good and heart warming. But to pick today, I would say a bagel, not over toasted, still soft in the middle but golden. Smeared with cream cheese, and tomato - salt and pepper as needed.
                                                                                                                        Sweet - would be Russian rye with apricot jam

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                                                                                                                          Jacey RE: chowdear Apr 25, 2009 04:30 PM

                                                                                                                          Multi-grain seeded bread, slightly toasted spread with nutella or chunky peanut butter.

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                                                                                                                            middydd RE: Jacey Apr 25, 2009 06:28 PM

                                                                                                                            Real Canadian Superstore has started baking a cheese jalapeno bread that's very good toasted. Cut thick so the inside of the slice stays soft and bready, then buttered it's been breakfast every day for awhile.

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                                                                                                                            Cinemaverite1 RE: chowdear Apr 25, 2009 07:02 PM

                                                                                                                            Whole grain toast with a drizzle of real maple syrup then sprinkled with a little salt

                                                                                                                            I used to throw away the ends of loaves of sliced bread, but now they're my favorite part. I'm saddened by all the ends of loaves I've neglected till now!

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                                                                                                                              KristieB RE: chowdear May 10, 2009 07:16 PM

                                                                                                                              My family loves toast. We always say we will eat anything on toast: Egg salad, cottage cheese, real butter and jam, ham salad, turkey salad, chicken salad, peanut butter, tuna salad, the list goes on and on.

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