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Karen

Yup. Toast is good. Have you ever tried it with butter and brown sugar? Oh dear. . .

Jennifer

When I am unwell, the first thing I go for is homemade oatmeal bread, toasted with a thick spread of butter.

Rattling On

Pobs- it's not an insult- that's what the bready milk concoction is called round here.

Dark Puss

Milk Toast sounds absolutely revolting! I don't really like butter on my toast with marmalade these days, and haven't drunk milk, as milk, since I was about 7.

Ugh!

Fran

Even the most expensive toaster cannot make toast the way the Aga does. How I miss that wonderful contraption. The lovely cross hatchings it makes, the crunchy outside and soft warm middle, if you cut the bread thick enough.
Somewhere I have a French recipe for bowls of cafe au lait with toast, buttered and sprinkled with brown sugar allowed to sink or swim. I have never yet tried it......but using brioche or similar I can see it could be tasty.

Margaret Powling

I'm currently trying to get a copy of Toast via Read it Swap it; and I've just managed to get a copy of Taste and thoroughly enjoying it! Another good book on food history of Sir Roy Strong's Feast. Best of all I love toast and marmalade, closely followed by toast and ginger preserve, then toast and honey ... all toast is lovely. We often have it during the night if we wake around 3 am and want a cup of tea and toast!

Mary McCartney

The best toast I've ever eaten was made at my grandmother's huge open fire where you could see up the chimney. Thick slices were cut from a large square loaf delivered to the door by the breadman then pronged on a fork and held to the glowing coals. She did all her cooking on the fire, disdaining the Baby Belling in the corner.

Nan

Oh, milk toast just makes me shiver. :<) But unlike Dark Puss, I drink raw milk every single day. And I love regular toast; toast with butter or honey or jam. One of my top favorite foods and I could really eat it all day.

Ruth M.

And me without any breakfast in me... excuse me while I go hunt up the bread knife... Make toast,spread with soft butter till it's melted in, sprinkle heavily with cinnamon sugar to soak up the butter. Stop there, and eat, or for true decadence set under the broiler for a minute till the cinnamon bubbles and just turns crusty.

Deirdre

Everything sounds yummy! Dark Puss, you don't know what you are missing! Toast is the ultimate comfort food.

Darlene

Reading about cooking, rather than cooking itself seems to be of more interest to me (baking is wonderful). These look like wonderful books, I still have to work my way through Mrs Rundell's cookery book but have put 'Taste' on my wish list.

Dark Puss

I do like toast, just not mucked around with! As a rather Calvinist cat I'm not really into "comfort" anything (my motto is "Strength Through Misery"), but if pushed I'll certainly lap up a small square of dark chocolate with a nice old Armagnac.

Becky

My 16 year old son was sick recently--fever, aches, cough--and I offered him tea and toast. He paused for a moment and responded, "Mom, you must really love toast. You think it cures everything!"

How sharper than a serpent's tooth is a child who doesn't understand about toast!

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