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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5720 posts, RR: 31
Posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2615 times:

There's no better way to start the day with a mug of freshly brewed coffee and a slice of toast while browsing the newspapers (followed quickly by a.net, I hasten to add) online. (Okay, okay, I realise there ARE other nicer ways to start the day, but I'm talking about outside the sheets . . . )

I like experimenting with savoury toppings on the toast, such as various cheeses with onion marmalade or chutneys; peanut butter with sliced cucumber; hummus with sliced pickled beetroot or pesto with sliced raw mushrooms. All can be made nicer with a thin spread of mayonnaise and a few slices of onion or freshly ground pepper on top.

So I'm looking for new ideas and combinations. They should be made in a minute from items straight from the fridge. So pastes, jarred products and fresh vegetables are ideal. Any interesting combinations welcome, so post your favourites, though preferably nothing sweet.

Thanks in advance!

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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39885 posts, RR: 74
Reply 1, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

For toast I just prefer melted butter and nothing else.
Breakfast I make at home is a Denver omelet (melted cheddar cheese, ham, onions, mushroom & bell peppers) with home fried potatoes orange juice and or coffee.
That is my hangover cure or weekend breakfast.
Work mornings I eat breakfast when I get in the office. I'm not a morning person at all and so my work mornings is rush out of bed to the shower, then out the door. Usually within 15 minutes.
Back in San Francisco my work morning breakfast was usually a ham & cheese croissant with coffee or an onion bagel with cream cheese from Lee's deli.
Here in Bangkok, my work morning breakfast is grilled pork on a stick with sticky rice and fresh squeeze orange juice from street vendor.
Some times I'll eat these soft, doughy Chinese balls that taste like a doughnut. I can't pronounce the name of it but they're good.
My lazy morning breakfast here is pork fried rice with fried egg and fresh squeezed orange juice.



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User currently offlineAeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2598 times:

i love toast. I'm more of a traditionalist and with coffee, love nothing better than real butter and whatever 'confiture' , preserves or jam I have on hand. Favorites are Strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, apricot-pineapple, cherry, guava and papaya. I also love to smear the toast with cream cheese and smoosh a banana on top.

just read you said nothing sweet.

My grandpa used to make us fried egg and garlic sandwiches when I was young. He'd take two pieces of toast, butter them, fry an egg or two with lots of slices garlic in a cast iron skillet and place between the toasts and back on the skillet.

[Edited 2013-04-27 03:18:47]

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39885 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Oh I forgot to list the Quaker 100% natural Granola cereal with whole milk.
Yum yum yum!



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6430 posts, RR: 38
Reply 4, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

Avocado and sliced tomato with salt and pepper to season. No need for butter/margarine as the avocado takes care of that. I'm sure something like pickles might go alright on top of avocados too.

Though when avocadoes are out of season, Vegemite by itself is good enough. Or even just tomatoes.



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User currently offlinewunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

Banana. I picked that up from the Cook Islands.

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5720 posts, RR: 31
Reply 6, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
Breakfast I make at home is a Denver omelet (melted cheddar cheese, ham, onions, mushroom & bell peppers) with home fried potatoes orange juice and or coffee.
That is my hangover cure or weekend breakfast.
Work mornings I eat breakfast when I get in the office. I'm not a morning person at all and so my work mornings is rush out of bed to the shower, then out the door. Usually within 15 minutes.
Back in San Francisco my work morning breakfast was usually a ham & cheese croissant with coffee or an onion bagel with cream cheese from Lee's deli.
Here in Bangkok, my work morning breakfast is grilled pork on a stick with sticky rice and fresh squeeze orange juice from street vendor.
Some times I'll eat these soft, doughy Chinese balls that taste like a doughnut. I can't pronounce the name of it but they're good.
My lazy morning breakfast here is pork fried rice with fried egg and fresh squeezed orange juice.

FAR too much trouble Superfly, but I admire your culinary skills! All very delicious I'm sure, but I'm looking for something uncooked and which can be made in a minute . .

Quoting Aeri28 (Reply 2):
My grandpa used to make us fried egg and garlic sandwiches when I was young. He'd take two pieces of toast, butter them, fry an egg or two with lots of slices garlic in a cash iron skillet and place between the toasts and back on the skillet

Mmmmm . . . sounds delicious, but again I'm looking for something I can make straight out of the fridge. Must try it sometime though . .

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 4):
Avocado and sliced tomato with salt and pepper to season.

Now you're talking! One definitely to try.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 4):
Vegemite by itself is good enough.

Could only have been written by an antipodean . . .   

Quoting wunala (Reply 5):
Banana.

Too sweet.


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6430 posts, RR: 38
Reply 7, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2560 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 6):
Could only have been written by an antipodean . . .

Haha.. Well I'm sure you do realise the origin of the stuff comes from England/France..  


I've been told that decent avocados aren't really available in the UK.. So I wouldn't expect Ireland to have good ones either. Maybe it's something to save for when you journey to places where avocados are good!



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User currently offlineAeri28 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 706 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

okay, how about toast, mayo on one side, mustard on the other toast, avocado, and sliced roast beef? Can add sprouts too.
Can omit anything that isn't your liking from that list  

Maybe that is getting into lunch territory though altough I see why one could not eat it for breakfast. I certainly would.


User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9376 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Invented by an actor who posed as TV chef (actually the first TV "chef" on German television is the absolute anti-culinary

"Toast Hawaii"

which is oast, a slice of ham and a slice of canned pineappel. Put a slice of cheese on that desaster, put it in the toaster warming it up from both sides and trash the stuff.

Avoid any restaurant having this on the menue.



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User currently offlinewunala From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 950 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2558 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 6):
Quoting wunala (Reply 5):
Banana.

Too sweet.

Go on, try it, you know you want to.


User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

The best thing on toast is soft scrambled eggs, with salt and pepper on top. To be eaten with knife and fork. Do desist from cutting the food with the side of your fork.

I also like to spread some liverwurst/pate on toasted sourdough, delicious! A few cornichons may also be sprinkled on top.

Other toppings reflect my NYC heritage. Anything that works with a toasted bagel works with toast - smoked salmon and cream cheese, or whitefish salad. On second thoughts, toss the toast and switch to bagels  

Bon Appetit!


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5720 posts, RR: 31
Reply 12, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 7):
Haha.. Well I'm sure you do realise the origin of the stuff comes from England/France..

News to me, though it's probably a derivation of Marmite, so that would make sense. I do have a jar of Vegemite in my fridge, bought on the recommendation of a lovely old lady in a shop in Sydney Airport who told me it was delicious on toast. I suppose it's an acquired taste, but it's far too salty for me (I try to avoid salt as much as possible). It's great as a substitute for beef stock in any recipe though.

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 7):
I've been told that decent avocados aren't really available in the UK.. So I wouldn't expect Ireland to have good ones either.

Well we don't grow them, but import them, sometimes from halfway round the world. I love them (they're great with an apple, kiwi fruit, honey and yoghourt and pulverised to make a smoothie) and sometimes make guacamole, which would sound a nice base instead of sliced, in your suggestion. Will try it soon!

Quoting Aeri28 (Reply 8):
okay, how about toast, mayo on one side, mustard on the other toast, avocado, and sliced roast beef? Can add sprouts too.
Can omit anything that isn't your liking from that list

Maybe that is getting into lunch territory though altough I see why one could not eat it for breakfast. I certainly would.

Definitely more for brunch/lunch (sounds delicious), but I'm looking for simple combinations from jars and the veggie compartment of the fridge.

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 9):
Avoid any restaurant having this on the menue

  

Quoting wunala (Reply 10):
Go on, try it, you know you want to.

I ate too many banana sandwiches as a kid.

Quoting comorin (Reply 11):
The best thing on toast is soft scrambled eggs, with salt and pepper on top. To be eaten with knife and fork. Do desist from cutting the food with the side of your fork.

I had this for breakfast this morning (with chopped muchrooms and onion), but I'm looking for some interesting combinations from the fridge that don't involve cooking for the early morning coffee. Breakfast comes later!

Quoting comorin (Reply 11):
I also like to spread some liverwurst/pate on toasted sourdough, delicious! A few cornichons may also be sprinkled on top

This is the sort of thing I'm looking for! Two simple and interesting ingredients. One I'll try.

[Edited 2013-04-27 06:16:17]

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26992 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

Well try the walnut loaf from Lidl or M&S . Slice it thick toast it then for a few mins heat some slices of Camembert cheese. Then a light topping of cranberry jelly. Its lovely !

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

I don't know if you have it there or not, but we've been getting spreadable flavored brie here lately (like with herbs). It's delicious on toast. They call it «Creme de Brie», and is sold in the deli at the supermarket.

Many years ago I used to have a sliced hard boiled egg on toast with mustard for breakfast (I should do that again!).

Cream cheese with hot pepper jelly is yum on bagels, but don't know about toast. A friend of mine swears by cheddar cheese and orange marmalade, but I can't vouch for it.

Pimento cheese from the South is magnificent on toast. It's grated cheese, mayo, pimentos, and hot sauce all stirred up:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pimento_cheese

At first I thought this would be a head scratcher for sure, but it sounds like almost any savory cracker or canape topping would work—is that the right direction?



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User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6430 posts, RR: 38
Reply 15, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 12):
though it's probably a derivation of Marmite

Basically the identical process but somehow they achieve different tastes. The trick is to start off with extremely sparse amounts until you acquire the taste for it and then you get hooked 



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User currently offlinePITingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1144 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

The two I usually do are:

Extra sharp cheddar, just a little melted, with a dab of jelly.

Peanut butter and dill pickles (you need a strong pickle like a zesty garlic to cut thru the peanut butter flavor).



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5720 posts, RR: 31
Reply 17, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 13):
Well try the walnut loaf from Lidl or M&S . Slice it thick toast it then for a few mins heat some slices of Camembert cheese. Then a light topping of cranberry jelly. Its lovely

I've been trying different combinations of spreadable toppings with cheese, but hadn't thought of cranberry. Thanks OA!

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 14):
I don't know if you have it there or not, but we've been getting spreadable flavored brie here lately (like with herbs). It's delicious on toast. They call it «Creme de Brie»,

Haven't heard of it, but I'll check. Brie is delicious on toast, particularly with chutney on top.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 14):
Many years ago I used to have a sliced hard boiled egg on toast with mustard for breakfast (I should do that again!).

Too much effort for 6am! Breakfast comes later. I'm looking for something quick and simple with that early mug of coffee.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 14):
Pimento cheese from the South is magnificent on toast.

Now you're talking!,I haven't seen it here, but I'll check with the local delis. It looks easy to make though . . .

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 14):
it sounds like almost any savory cracker or canape topping would work—is that the right direction?

Got it in one, Westy!

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 15):
Basically the identical process but somehow they achieve different tastes. The trick is to start off with extremely sparse amounts until you acquire the taste for it and then you get hooked

I will take your word for it, NZ . . .

Quoting PITingres (Reply 16):
Peanut butter and dill pickles (you need a strong pickle like a zesty garlic to cut thru the peanut butter flavor).

Sounds great, and not too far from my peanut butter/cucumber combination. People don't seem to realise the amount of things you can combine with peanut butter. It makes a great base for other ingredients.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 18, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 17):
I'll check with the local delis. It looks easy to make though .

I'd almost guarantee you'll have to make this yourself. I've not seen it in the markets outside of the South. But it is deeelicious.

Now that I understand that this is a pre-breakfast treat, that opens up a whole array of stuff. First off the top of my head is smoked salmon with horseradish cream, a canape favorite of my grandmother, straight from the 1950s/60s. She'd make two small trays, one rather tame, the other hot enough to open your nostrils. Easy peasy to pull from the fridge and top on toast. I bet I could make that in under a minute.

I'm sure more will pop into my head later. All of my cooking stuff is in storage at the moment, otherwise it'd be a quick assignment.



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User currently offlinecgnnrw From Germany, joined May 2005, 1156 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2485 times:

When I'm back in the States I usually start my mornings with a nice toasted bagel with lots of cream cheese.

It's practically impossible to find a decent bagel in Germany. They are trying but funny enough with all their delicious breads, etc. they can't do a decent bagel.

When I'm in Germany usually a toasted "Toastie" with any kind of marmalade or a bit Leberwurst will do just fine.



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5720 posts, RR: 31
Reply 20, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 18):
Now that I understand that this is a pre-breakfast treat, that opens up a whole array of stuff. First off the top of my head is smoked salmon with horseradish cream, a canape favorite of my grandmother, straight from the 1950s/60s. She'd make two small trays, one rather tame, the other hot enough to open your nostrils. Easy peasy to pull from the fridge and top on toast. I bet I could make that in under a minute

Oh I love smoked salmon, and also horseradish, but have never tried them together. The salmon is only an occasional treat, so I wouldn't normally have it to hand in the fridge. It's great with a little, and I do mean LITTLE, wasabi. Usually once a packet is opened, it doesn't last long though.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 18):
All of my cooking stuff is in storage at the moment, otherwise it'd be a quick assignment.

I'm sure there's a very interesting tale there Westy, but I'm too polite to ask . . .  


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 21, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 20):
The salmon is only an occasional treat, so I wouldn't normally have it to hand in the fridge.

An interesting cheese would work just as well, I'd gather. I buy extra-hot horseradish and swish it around about 2:1 with sour cream so that it retains its heat. Horseradish-flavored cream cheese is another favorite, you could make a ready-spread with it, then top it on toast with all sorts of savory bits like sliced or grated red onion even.

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 20):
I'm sure there's a very interesting tale there

Interesting to say the least, but far less exciting than I'd like it to be.  



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User currently offlinetz757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2868 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and a smear of mayonnaise.


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26992 posts, RR: 57
Reply 23, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 17):
I've been trying different combinations of spreadable toppings with cheese, but hadn't thought of cranberry. Thanks OA!

Yes that combo came from an Christmas combo where I had high baked water biscuits with the same and I loved it. Also they do breaded Camembert with cranberry jelly. Another combo is to use IKEA's Lingon Berry jelly. Ive been using it a bit lately and think its really nice. Goes with toast and many other things.

Another one is get some chopped walnuts drizzle maple syrup on them then toast and melt cheese then sprinkle over . Not exactly health food but nice every now and then all the same.

Then you have the cinnamon sprinkled over toasted feta cheese and toast.


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5720 posts, RR: 31
Reply 24, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

Quoting cgnnrw (Reply 19):
When I'm back in the States I usually start my mornings with a nice toasted bagel with lots of cream cheese

While bagels are fine, I don't want to spoil my appetite for breakfast. A single slice of toast is more than enough. I'm really just looking for something to nibble on while drinking the coffee. I don't like drinking coffee on its own, and that goes for tea as well. Odd I know, but there you go . . .

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 21):
Horseradish-flavored cream cheese is another favorite, you could make a ready-spread with it, then top it on toast with all sorts of savory bits like sliced or grated red onion even.

Mmmmm . . . . sound delish, if a little cholesterol-enhanced!

Quoting tz757300 (Reply 22):
Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and a smear of mayonnaise

Too much trouble. I'm not interested in grilling anything at 6am!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 23):
Another combo is to use IKEA's Lingon Berry jelly

Oh wow! I love lingon berry anything. Didn't realise this was available here. I'll check it out next time I'm in Ikea. I presume it's horsemeat-free?  
Quoting OA260 (Reply 23):
Another one is get some chopped walnuts drizzle maple syrup on them then toast and melt cheese then sprinkle over

Too messy, I'm not mad on walnuts and the maple syrup's too sweet . . . Definitely off the to-try list, sorry!

Quoting OA260 (Reply 23):
Then you have the cinnamon sprinkled over toasted feta cheese and toast

Sounds weird, but could be one of those interesting combinations that work.


User currently offlinecptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 25, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

I like melted sharp cheddar (but you said you don't want the skillet aggravation) with two or three anchovies (but you said you avoid salty foods) so I guess that's of no help.

What is of help, though, are some of the great recipes on this topic. I am printing this out for future reference! Thanks...jack



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User currently offlinesccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5520 posts, RR: 28
Reply 26, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Simple, would be butter (not margarine), with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on.

Or, bacon (a little bit crunchy), eggs (softly scrambled) and cheese. Maybe a splash of worcestershire sauce...

My dad used to make what he called "Boy Scout Eggs" (for what reason, I do not know); take a slice of toast, cut the middle out with a glass, plop it down in the skillet and fry an egg in the middle, seasoned to taste. Presto! One-piece breakfast feast (and you use the remaining circle of toast to mop up the yolk).



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26992 posts, RR: 57
Reply 27, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 24):
Didn't realise this was available here. I'll check it out next time I'm in Ikea. I presume it's horsemeat-free?  

Yeah never thought you would find that in Ballymun   I go to Belfast and Dublin ones and they have a nice super market there and sell juice and jelly products.

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 24):
maple syrup's too sweet

Well the pure kind is not so sweet. I use it on roast parsnips and bacon bits in the oven. A Jamie Oliver receipe.

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 24):
Sounds weird, but could be one of those interesting combinations that work.

Yes or if you dont like Feta use Riccotta cheese.


User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7382 posts, RR: 5
Reply 28, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 4):
Vegemite by itself is good enough.

Agreed especially on white toast.

I like my vogels with cracked pepper pate.

I like my crumpets with golden syrup or honey.


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5720 posts, RR: 31
Reply 29, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2440 times:

Quoting cptkrell (Reply 25):
I like melted sharp cheddar (but you said you don't want the skillet aggravation) with two or three anchovies (but you said you avoid salty foods) so I guess that's of no help

Love cheddar too, though ideally I'm not looking for anything in a tin. You're right, tinned anchovies are too salty. The fresh ones are delicious, but out of the question here.

Quoting sccutler (Reply 26):
Simple, would be butter (not margarine), with cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on.

Too sweet, sorry.

Thanks for all the suggestions guys! I've got some interesting ideas here. So far, the most promising (and ones I'll definitely try) are:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 4):
Avocado and sliced tomato with salt and pepper to season.

(I think this would be better with guacamole rather than plain avocado, though).

Quoting comorin (Reply 11):
I also like to spread some liverwurst/pate on toasted sourdough, delicious! A few cornichons may also be sprinkled on top
Quoting OA260 (Reply 13):
Well try the walnut loaf from Lidl or M&S . Slice it thick toast it then for a few mins heat some slices of Camembert cheese. Then a light topping of cranberry jelly.
Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 14):
Pimento cheese from the South is magnificent on toast. It's grated cheese, mayo, pimentos, and hot sauce all stirred up
Quoting PITingres (Reply 16):
Peanut butter and dill pickles (you need a strong pickle like a zesty garlic to cut thru the peanut butter flavor).
Quoting OA260 (Reply 23):
Then you have the cinnamon sprinkled over toasted feta cheese and toast

I'm not looking for anything that has to be cooked, so eggs, bacon etc are out, as are any suggestions with just one ingredient. Ideally, two, but possibly three interesting or unusual combinations that work, and they have to be to hand in the fridge, so pastes/vegetables/pickles/seasonings are ideal.

A bit THANK YOU to everyone for their contributions!


User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3477 posts, RR: 17
Reply 30, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2437 times:
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When i was much younger (long time ago), milk at the time was the real stuff, used to wait for it to boil, skim the cream from the top, waited for it to cool down then spread it on top of toast with some sugar sprinkled on, yummy. Dare not do it anymore.   


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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6656 posts, RR: 11
Reply 31, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
There's no better way to start the day with a mug of freshly brewed coffee and a slice of toast

There is a better way and it's called baguette. I'm not sure why you call toast French toast since that stuff is anathema here ! As for the topping well I usually put salted butter (the real yellow one from real milk), sometimes with jam, not savory stuff, the two other meals of the day are already savory so I enjoy a sugary one in the morning.

There was an important news item yesterday, 220 Parisian boulangeries participated in a baguette competition and the winning baguette will be served at the Elysée palace for one year  



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User currently offlinetugger From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 5604 posts, RR: 8
Reply 32, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2405 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 17):
Quoting PITingres (Reply 16):
Peanut butter and dill pickles (you need a strong pickle like a zesty garlic to cut thru the peanut butter flavor).

Sounds great, and not too far from my peanut butter/cucumber combination. People don't seem to realise the amount of things you can combine with peanut butter. It makes a great base for other ingredients.

My version is toast with peanut butter , mayonnaise (real please, no "whip crap"), and pickles. Yumm!

And though you probably aren't interested as it is sweet, my other fav for toast is peanut butter and brown sugar. That is also yumm. I like the darker brown sugars and not too much.

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 29):
(I think this would be better with guacamole rather than plain avocado, though).

No, no, don't do that, just slices of properly ripe (soft) avocado! Guacamole is a whole different animal, try the plain avocado first. With pepper and a bit of salt it is delicious! Another great way to enjoy it is without toast, just put it on the plate (like a salad), just sliced tomato and avocado, some olive oil, and salt and pepper. And yes it is very good in the morning!

The only other thing I can think of to suggest is toast with tapenade, It is really good on a beschuit (a "dutch biscuit').

Tugg

[Edited 2013-04-27 13:25:49]


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User currently offlineRabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1007 posts, RR: 0
Reply 33, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

Marmite or strawberry jam or nutella. I'm quite conservative in that respect.

User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1376 posts, RR: 4
Reply 34, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Peanut butter covered in grated sharp cheddar, then grilled until the cheese is melted. Simple and yum. Grilled onions on the top if you can be bothered.

Optionally use milder cheddar, and top with Worcestershire Sauce.



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5720 posts, RR: 31
Reply 35, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2303 times:

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 30):
Dare not do it anymore.

I'm not surprised!.   

Quoting Aesma (Reply 31):
There is a better way and it's called baguette. I'm not sure why you call toast French toast since that stuff is anathema here !

It's not something you'll find on menus here either, and it's definitely out as it involves cooking. All I'm looking for is imaginative ideas with toast, made from ingredients to hand in the fridge, but NOT a breakfast. I want something I can eat with one hand while I drink coffee and surf the web.

A crusty baguette is indeed a treat, but probably too filling. I don't want to spoil my appetite for breakfast!

Quoting tugger (Reply 32):
My version is toast with peanut butter , mayonnaise (real please, no "whip crap"), and pickles. Yumm!

This is the sort of thing I'm thinking of! Simple, imaginative and already in the fridge.   

Quoting Rabenschlag (Reply 33):
Marmite or strawberry jam or nutella

All are only one ingredient (and the jam and Nutella too sweet). I wouldn't be a fan of Marmite, but a dab of it used with something could be interesting!

Quoting zckls04 (Reply 34):
Peanut butter covered in grated sharp cheddar, then grilled until the cheese is melted. Simple and yum. Grilled onions on the top if you can be bothered

Could be nice with pickles of some sort! I'd probably leave out the grilling though.

I tried OA's suggestion of cheese with cranberry this morning, and it worked, though could probably be improved by the addition of something else! Great combo though!


User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Reply 36, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 31):
Quoting Braybuddy (Thread starter):
There's no better way to start the day with a mug of freshly brewed coffee and a slice of toast

There is a better way and it's called baguette. I'm not sure why you call toast French toast since that stuff is anathema here ! As for the topping well I usually put salted butter (the real yellow one from real milk), sometimes with jam, not savory stuff, the two other meals of the day are already savory so I enjoy a sugary one in the morning.

There was an important news item yesterday, 220 Parisian boulangeries participated in a baguette competition and the winning baguette will be served at the Elysée palace for one year

When it comes to food, France has the best answer to everything. Period.



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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3477 posts, RR: 17
Reply 37, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2291 times:
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This one from my days in England, fried eggs sunny side up with baked beans on toast on the side.


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20640 posts, RR: 62
Reply 38, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

LOL, this thread is becoming a classic outline of how threads become misaligned and off-topic. Not only did the OP never ask what to eat for breakfast, few bother to read the thread before adding another contribution.


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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5720 posts, RR: 31
Reply 39, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

Quoting something (Reply 36):
When it comes to food, France has the best answer to everything. Period.

Unless you're going upmarket or Michelin-starred, French restaurants tend to be very conservative. They're very good at basic French food, but not very adventurous.


Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 37):
This one from my days in England, fried eggs sunny side up with baked beans on toast on the side.

  

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 38):
LOL, this thread is becoming a classic outline of how threads become misaligned and off-topic. Not only did the OP never ask what to eat for breakfast, few bother to read the thread before adding another contribution.

  


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6430 posts, RR: 38
Reply 40, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 29):

(I think this would be better with guacamole rather than plain avocado, though).

Each to their own; though I prefer the simplicity of just having to scoop out some avocado and put it straight onto the toast and then add a layer of tomato to it. I'd rather have the avocado flavour being strong (and pure) rather than adding even more ingredients such as ones you put into guacamole. Plus guacamole just takes too much effort  



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5720 posts, RR: 31
Reply 41, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 40):
Plus guacamole just takes too much effort

There's always the local deli . . .  


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 42, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 40):
Plus guacamole just takes too much effort

Thats why you buy it in a jar  

Things on toast, cream corn covered in cheese, melt the cheese. Or marmite and cheese is quite nice


User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6430 posts, RR: 38
Reply 43, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 42):

Thats why you buy it in a jar

Haha. The feeling when it comes straight out of its skin and onto your toast is a great feeling. And you're guaranteed it's fresh 
Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 42):
cream corn covered in cheese

Cream style corn by itself on toast is great, don't even need the cheese!



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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7382 posts, RR: 5
Reply 44, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 37):
This one from my days in England, fried eggs sunny side up with baked beans on toast on the side.

almost there, add bacon, pork sausage and some black pudding and you've got the best breakfast known to man.


User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3477 posts, RR: 17
Reply 45, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2234 times:
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Quoting kiwirob (Reply 44):
add bacon, pork sausage


  
Not available here      



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5720 posts, RR: 31
Reply 46, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2220 times:

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 42):
cream corn covered in cheese,

Not available here . . . and probably just as well.   

Quoting NZ107 (Reply 43):
The feeling when it comes straight out of its skin and onto your toast is a great feeling. And you're guaranteed it's fresh

I will try it, as well as the guacamole version. Went to the supermarket yesterday, but the avacados weren't ripe.

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 45):
Not available here

That's interesting. Is it prohibited by law, or just a cultural thing? I remember the M&S in Dubai had a self-contained pork shop, "for non-muslims" as it said above the entrance.


User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3477 posts, RR: 17
Reply 47, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
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Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 46):
Is it prohibited by law

Yes it is. We can get beef bacon, chicken sausage but no pork.



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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7382 posts, RR: 5
Reply 48, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 45):
Not available here

That sucks, I'd never live anywhere I couldn't get bacon or a decent pork banger.

Just out of interest do you eat pork, I know a few jewish people who loved pork and had no worries about eating it.


User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3477 posts, RR: 17
Reply 49, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2160 times:
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Quoting kiwirob (Reply 48):
Just out of interest do you eat pork

Officially no.



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User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7382 posts, RR: 5
Reply 50, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 49):
Officially no.

Tasty isn't it, some things are just worth the wroth of god; funny how the same god doesn't have a problem with Christians eating pork but gets his knickers in a knot if his muslim and jewish followers partake.


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5720 posts, RR: 31
Reply 51, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 50):
funny how the same god doesn't have a problem with Christians eating pork but gets his knickers in a knot if his muslim and jewish followers partake.

Em . . . isn't that a different god? Allah has his own rules and regulations, Yahweh beats a different drum! Going off topic now, but I have a Muslim friend who's eaten pork, but doesn't particularly like it. and he says it makes him feel sick. He reckons it's just a cultural thing, probably similar to the way we wouldn't eat dog, yet Koreans have no problem eating dogmeat. Probably most westerners would feel queasy about eating it, and it would no doubt make some sick, yet we have no problem eating most other animals. In Hassen's case it's probably something similar.

And no, I don't intend trying dog on toast, either with or without mayonnaise . . .   


User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7382 posts, RR: 5
Reply 52, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 51):

Em . . . isn't that a different god?

Ah no, it's the same god for all three faiths, for some odd reason he advised jews and muslims against having bacon on their sandwiches   which is just about the next best thing after vegemite.

A bacon butty is fantastic, I like mine with hash browns in the middle.

http://splendidbritain.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/bacon-butty.jpg


User currently offlinenickh From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 53, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2093 times:
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Hmm, now this thread has put me in the mood for lightly burnt toast with a light coating of butter and some gravlax on top, just like my mum used to make...

I used to date a Japanese girl who would put sushi on toast for breakfast, actually not too bad, if you have never tried it, give it a chance.

Orange Marmalade and Margarine also works for me in a pinch.

And here is a web site that some of you might find interesting - track back to the home page for more info:

http://www.cookingforengineers.com/recipe/132/Gravlax

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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 54, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 45):
Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 49):

So unofficially you eat it and miss it not being sold in holy land?


User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3477 posts, RR: 17
Reply 55, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
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Quoting 777way (Reply 54):
So unofficially you eat it and miss it not being sold in holy land?

No, and i don't miss it either as there is chicken and lamb sausage, also beef bacon.



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 56, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

^ What do the smilies mean then?

User currently offlinekiwirob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7382 posts, RR: 5
Reply 57, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 55):
No, and i don't miss it either as there is chicken and lamb sausage, also beef bacon.

there might be subsitutues for bacon but there is no substitute for this:



Which is also mighty tasty on a sandwich the following day



User currently offlineidealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 58, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

strong cheddar, hummus and smoked paprika

sliced tomatoes and a few anchovy fillets with oil drizzled on the top

left over curry or bolognese with cheese on top!


User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3477 posts, RR: 17
Reply 59, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1972 times:
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Quoting 777way (Reply 56):
^ What do the smilies mean then?

Do i have to explain myself to you? You are neither God nor my parents.



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5720 posts, RR: 31
Reply 60, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

Quoting nickh (Reply 53):
Hmm, now this thread has put me in the mood for lightly burnt toast with a light coating of butter and some gravlax on top, just like my mum used to make...

I used to date a Japanese girl who would put sushi on toast for breakfast, actually not too bad, if you have never tried it, give it a chance.

That's more of a breakfast thing. I love experimenting but in this case it's just some interesting combination that can be made in a minute from things to hand in the fridge. Some of my own combinations are: peanut butter and cucumber; cheese and chutney; red pesto and sliced raw mushrooms or hummous and sliced picked beetroot. They can be topped with a dab of mayonnaise and some chopped onion to give them an extra zing. This is the sort of thing I'm looking for, and there have been some interesting suggestions along these lines above. I'm not looking for a breakfast, just something quick with a slice of toast for that early morning coffee. So any single ingredient ideas are out, as is anything that has to be grilled, fried or boiled. Ideally nothing in a tin either: once it's opened it has to be used pretty quickly. Anything in a jar is perfect.

Quoting nickh (Reply 53):
Orange Marmalade and Margarine also works for me in a pinch

Too basic. I'm looking for imaginative combinations!

Quoting nickh (Reply 53):
And here is a web site that some of you might find interesting - track back to the home page for more info:
http://www.cookingforengineers.com/r...avlax

Some great ideas there, but probably more for full breakfasts. Looks like a site with some interesting ideas though. Thanks!

Quoting idealstandard (Reply 58):
strong cheddar, hummus and smoked paprika

Nice one! This is EXACTLY the sort of suggestion I was looking for. Definitely one to try, and I probably will tomorrow! Thank you!


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 61, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1924 times:

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 59):

Just curious about what fellow muslims do, ok heres what I read in the smillies:

the devil one = wicked grin
the smile and burn one = keep guessing
the sad one = not getting it here

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 57):

That looks delicious no doubt.

[Edited 2013-04-29 10:41:36]

User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3477 posts, RR: 17
Reply 62, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1920 times:
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Quoting 777way (Reply 61):
Just curious

You know what they say about curiosity.



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User currently offlineaerdingus From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 2835 posts, RR: 15
Reply 63, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1918 times:

Cheese, like brie or camembert (has to be melted!), or maybe something lighter tasting with chorizo.

Bit bargain basement but ya can't beat beans on toast. It's a hug sandwich.

I'm trying pate campaña on toast at the moment, I don't know what kind of pate it is, but it's tasty (& good if you're poor at the mo like me waaa)

I stole this one from me dad: 2 slices batch loaf, birra butter & brown sauce, yes, brown sauce, & 2 rashers on each slice. Mmmmm. Can't wait for that when I get back to DUB.

Can I just say Spanish sliced bread is really bloody small?!

Enjoy yer toast Braybuddy.

[Edited 2013-04-29 10:42:47]

[Edited 2013-04-29 10:46:51]


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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 64, posted (1 year 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 62):

Factually incorrect 99% of the time, more so in this situation.


User currently offlinej.mo From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 663 posts, RR: 1
Reply 65, posted (1 year 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1786 times:

Butter with cinnamon and sugar. Fantastic with a cup of coffee.

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