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Toppings For Toast

Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:27 am

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.

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Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:17 am

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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Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:19 am

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.

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Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:22 am

Oh I forgot to list the Quaker 100% natural Granola cereal with whole milk.
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:40 am

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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Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:54 am

Banana. I picked that up from the Cook Islands.
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:03 am

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.
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:22 am

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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Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:23 am

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.
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:25 am

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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Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:29 am

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

Too sweet.

Go on, try it, you know you want to.
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:23 am

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  

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Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:48 pm

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.

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Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:50 pm

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 !
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:56 pm

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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Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:57 pm

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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Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:57 pm

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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Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:15 pm

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.
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:37 pm

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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Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:46 pm

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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Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:50 pm

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 . . .  
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:01 pm

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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Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:01 pm

Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and a smear of mayonnaise.
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:06 pm

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.
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:35 pm

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.
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:46 pm

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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Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:04 pm

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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Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:25 pm

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.
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:17 pm

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.
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:58 pm

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.

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Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:09 pm

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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Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:26 pm

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.

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Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:04 pm

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').

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Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:48 pm

Marmite or strawberry jam or nutella. I'm quite conservative in that respect.
 
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Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:23 pm

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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Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:30 am

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!
 
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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

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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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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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Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:48 am

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.

  
 
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Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:04 am

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

There's always the local deli . . .  
 
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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
 
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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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Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:36 pm

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.
 
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Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:46 pm

Quoting kiwirob (Reply 44):
add bacon, pork sausage


  
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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.
 
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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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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.
 
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Quoting kiwirob (Reply 48):
Just out of interest do you eat pork

Officially no.
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