17 September 2014

An Ode to Toast.

Oh, toast, how I love thee. Your singed, crispy exterior blushfully hiding a sinfully soft inside. Hot buttery toppings pooling on a naturally uneven surface, crying out to be crunched, dipped or simply transport a plethora of possibility.

An Ode to Toast - Adventures of a London Kiwi

You are a fickle creature, at times indecisive and turning no-point of return devilish shades with no more warning than a nostril flare of burning. I do so adore you with just a spring time blush; your coat just turning a beautiful golden brown. I will guiltily confess to turning away if you are sporting a summer tan, deep and too crisp.

An Ode to Toast - Adventures of a London Kiwi

Heavy German Pumpernickel, cloudlike white bread, nutty wholemeal, Italian fancy breads kneaded by Nonnas or simply complete with jewelled hunks of softly sweet fruit. I love you all.

An Ode to Toast - Adventures of a London Kiwi


Hunks of yeasty leavenings carved, then fired by temperamental machines of gleaming chrome.
You are the punctuation to mealtimes; morning toasts with a gloriously runny egg, english muffins conveying opalescent eggs and rich hollandaise, club sandwiches beefing out lunchtimes, sneaking into afternoon tea carousels and heroically rescuing late dinners scooping fiery chilli or as toastie pies.

The simple act of toasting can even make gluten free bread taste good. Well, better in most cases anyway.

An Ode to Toast - Adventures of a London Kiwi

You are the hero of mealtimes. Anyone who doesn't enjoy you slathered in a topping of their choosing is just uneducated.

An Ode to Toast - Adventures of a London Kiwi

In fact, toasts, you are the best thing since sliced bread.


Ps. I swear I haven't lost the plot...

28 comments :

  1. Can I just say, you are hilarious!

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  2. Ever had toasted challah (Jewish bread)...it's bloody genius!

    Lots of love,

    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

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  3. Toast really can make everything better! x

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  4. This. So much this. And just so you know I'm serious:
    1) I used to have a toaster on my desk at work until I moved office. People thought I was mad but dammit I was toasty
    2) My husband recently injured himself in the mad rush to get to his toast while it was still freshly sprung so that the butter would be all melty.

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  5. I've recently discovered challah and I most definitely concur. Not sure what to do with the left over phlegm I have after pronouncing it out loud, though x

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  6. I've had so much toast since being sick this last couple weeks after not having it in ages, and I must say, I agree with everything in this post! butter and honey with a little cinnamon have been my toast toppings lately.

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  7. YES. I'm a gigantic toast fan too. Sourdough, lightly toasted with a generous helping of unsalted butter, then spread with crushed avocado = heaven! Hero of mealtimes indeed.

    Tamsin / A Certain Adventure xx

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  8. Haha thank you for this post! (I literally just wrote 'toast' instead of 'post' on accident.) My absolute favorite food.

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  9. Mmmm toasties! Always tricky finding the best toaster setting mind.

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  10. It's important to research thoroughly! And often ☺

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  11. Such a comfort!

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  12. YES please!!

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  13. We are kindred spirits! What's your favourite topping?

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  14. It is so simple, yet so delicious.

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  15. If I'm sick, all I ever want is toast with butter - I'm pretty convinced it somehow has healing properties...

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  16. This is the second post about toast that I've seen this morning. Now I'm hungry again....

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  17. I love this post! I love toast! Beautiful words too x

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  18. Oh I'll eat it any way, even plain, but when shit gets serious you must: Get two slices of toast. Slather one with jam (strawberry or blueberry in my humble opinion), cover the other in honey and smoosh them together into a sandwich with a multitude of sliced banana in the middle. It things look to be critical you may consider making a club sandwich variant with a nutella encrusted toast slab in the middle.

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  19. Would you believe that one of the few points of contention in my marriage is about toast. I say you can toast any bread and Fredrik says that there is one type of bread to be toasted!!! Ahhhh drives me bonkers finally he is coming around but very very slowly and reluctantly!

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  20. Oh my word I need some toast asap, I am actually drooling right now! x

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  21. Toast can be a controversial topic - in our house it's all about the level of toasted-ness (is that even a word?)

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