Wednesday, 11 June 2014
toast, toasties, melts
after talking about the dying toaster yesterday i realised that we must truly love toast in this house. we have the regular old toaster used for making standard toast, then there is the sandwich press, which is basically for making toast with the filling already in it and we also use the griller on the oven for making really thick toast or open toast types of things.
the standard toaster might make toast to go with soup or it might be snack toast with vegemite or honey or cinnamon toast to satisfy a sweet craving, or we might use it for crumpets or english muffins......
the sandwich press lives in a drawer where it is easy to pull out and put away. in the drawer with it there what few jars i can manage to fit in, jars of peanut butter, jam, honey, marmalade, nutella etc. in my mind this drawer is known as the "snack drawer" supposedly everything one hungry person might need in one place. the drawer isnt big enough and it isnt refrigerated so it doesnt function quite the way i would hope but i stand by the idea! the sandwich press doesnt just see use for bread based delicacies, it has also been tasked with small frying jobs. success is limited because it doesnt get quite as hot as one would like but the non-stick coating is a bonus and it can turn out french toast or pancakes or even a quick apple turnover kind of thing if one is prepared to wait. sometimes we "spill" a bit of cheese on it and eat the resulting cheese lattice. yum. having said all of that, the classic cheese toastie is pretty much unbeatable, dont you think? i am also a fan of banana toasties.
the griller is the king of the toastmakers, it is pressed into service when the whole family is having toast and we want six or eight slices at once. also great for hot cross buns, turkish bread, meal-on-bread melts and the whole gamut of non-bread grilled foods: fish, satay, grilled vegetables
when i think about it, the humble toaster is versatile enough to keep a good variety of food on the table for quite a while!