Because toast = lyf.
It’s halfway through the week. You’re fast running out of steam, the kids are driving you bonkers, and you can’t get a Redmart delivery slot for love nor money. What to feed the family? Enough, already. We say come with us on a magic culinary carpet ride and take your toast to a whole new world. (Because all kids really eat is bread, anyways.) Tired parents of the circuit breaker generation, we give you: the best things on toast. Because there’s more to life than just butter…
Avocado: every millennial’s pick for things on toast. We’ve tried more than our fair share of smashed avo offerings over the years, and there’s a formula we keep coming back to. Sourdough toast, perfectly ripe smooshed-up avocado, salt, pepper and lemon juice. Zhuzh it up some more with a sprinkle of chilli flakes and some creamy feta. Now ‘scuse us while we mop up our drool…
2. Welsh rarebit
When it comes to things on toast, cheese has to be one of all-time faves. But Welsh rarebit (aka fancy cheese on toast) is next-level goodness. For a simple, no-frills version, just add slices of mature cheddar on toast, splash with a few glugs of Worcestershire sauce, then grill until melted. But, if you want a bells-and-whistles recipe, try Food + Table’s suggestion. The kids will lap it up, fact.
3. Sweet potato tahini spread
We’ve got a lot of time for sweet potatoes. Mashed, baked, turned into chips… all the family-friendly noms. So we couldn’t not mention them in our list of things on toast. Love and Lemons has a fab recipe for elevating mashed sweet potato with tahini, garlic, lemon juice and maple syrup. Add to charred toast with some fresh ricotta and a sprinkling of sage and Bob’s your mother’s brother.
Brunch, lunch and dinner… we’d eat bruschetta around the clock if we had our way. Cooking Classy has an easy-to-follow recipe that we’ve got a lot of time for. Zingy tomatoes, fresh slivers of basil, garlic and parmesan get it on. The result? A party on our plates, and everyone’s invited.
5. Smoky cannellini beans on garlic toast
From the circuit breaker state of Fairprice’s shelves, we’d hazard a guess and say many of you will have a tin of beans knocking about your pantry. If so, try Olive magazine’s delightfully easy recipe for a yummy take on an ol’ favourite. Bonus points: it’s vegan, weighs in at under 500 calories and is ready to wolf down within 20 minutes.
6. Figs and goat’s cheese
If you’re a cheeseboard lover like us, then you’ll already be well-acquainted with the perfect partnership that is figs and cheese. So take some toast, add some tangy goat’s cheese and top with slices of fresh (or grilled) figs. Grab your tickets for the flavour station by elevating with some balsamic vinegar, lime zest and fresh herbs. Things on toast just got serious.
7. Mushrooms on toast
Behold, the humble mushroom. It might not look like much, but trust it: it’s a fun-guy (ha, couldn’t resist). Don’t think you’ve got much-room (boom!) for this ‘things on toast’ idea? Think again. Cooked in butter and a splash of sherry or Marsala, button mushrooms become the toast topping of champions. Bookmark New York Times Cooking’s recipe and get crack-a-lackin’.
8. Eggs, any way
How do you like your eggs in the morning? (Cake. We like our eggs in cake.) Whether you’re a poached, boiled, fried or scrambled fan, this ultimate breakfast ingredient doesn’t just have to be for brekky. We say any time is egg time! And, if you’re looking for things on toast, then you can’t go wrong with an egg or two. Australian Eggs has a great recipe for cheesy ‘egg-in-the-hole’ toast with corn salsa that young ‘uns will love. It goes without saying: get creative with your cookie cutters too to pimp up your hole. That last sentence sounded so much better in our heads…
9. Pea pesto
A round of applause to Food52 for its delightful pea pesto recipe. We like to go off piste and add some chopped fresh mint and a splash of lemon juice to really make this our own. Not got fresh peas? Frozen will absolutely do the job. De-lish-us.
10. Pizza toast
Turn your piece of toast into… a pizza toast (see what we did there?)! Simply Delicious has all the inspo for moreish things on toast goodness, and we all know kids love pizza! The best part? You can get the kids to help you make them, plus you can play around with toppings for added variety. No fancy wood-fired oven necessary. Bellisimo.