This morning, my kids requested toast for breakfast. They never want toast. And of course it happens on the day I only have Crusty Artisan Bread in the house. Which was already sliced way too thick to fit in the toaster. Homemade bread is not always the best for toasters. If it's not too thick, it's often too crumbly. So I figured out a way to toast bread and keep my kids satisfied today. (of course, if you have a little toaster oven, you could just use that.)
How to Toast Homemade Too-Thick Bread
- Move a rack to the very top slot in your oven.
- Turn the oven on to Broil, the highest setting (My oven only has High and Low settings for broil, but I think some have temperature settings).
- Place your sliced bread either directly on the rack or on a baking sheet.
- Watch your toast closely! Once the oven is heated, it only takes 30 seconds to 1 minute to toast each side.
- Once the top is sufficiently toasted, flip each piece of bread over.
- Watch closely again!
- When the second side is toasted, take the bread out of the oven and enjoy your delicious homemade toast! (Dont' forget to turn off your oven. Since only the top element on, you won't be able to see the red that reminds you it's still on. I'm infamous for leaving the oven on.)