Invited friends for an afternoon coffee and don't want to spend the whole day next to the toaster? So, put it aside and put that oven to work! Here, you learn how to make toast with two different methods, one simpler than the other to enjoy whenever you want.
Method 1 of 2: Making Toast in the Electric Oven
Step 1. Place the bread slices on the oven's bottom rack
Ideally, it should be 8 cm from the heat source. Then add as many slices of bread as you want (or how many you want to toast).
- Try to leave at least 1 cm of space between each slice of bread so that they toast evenly.
- Toasting bread without a mold makes the toast much crispier.
Step 2. Turn the oven on at low temperature
If your model has a temperature adjustment, choose the lowest possible. If not, just turn it on, but only after placing the buns on the tray. It is also essential not to leave the side of the oven until the toast is ready, as the risk of burning is high.
Step 3. Bake the bread for about 60 to 90 seconds
The idea is to leave it golden or however you prefer. To keep an eye out, keep the door open.
If your oven doesn't work with the door open, you can close it, but stay close and take a peek at the toast every minute
Step 4. Using tongs, turn the bread slices over and bake for another minute or two
Wearing kitchen gloves, pull out the tray and turn the toast over, waiting once more for it to brown.
Avoid using plastic accessories when handling the electric oven as they can melt
If you prefer very crispy and dark toast, let them bake for two minutes on each side.
Step 5. Take the toast out of the oven and combine it with butter or whatever accompaniment you prefer
Turn it off and, with the help of tongs, transfer the toast to a plate. Then, pass a butter, a jelly or eat them with avocado, poached eggs or make a bruschetta.
You can store leftovers in a closed container at room temperature for up to one day. After that, the toast is already wilted
Method 2 of 2: Making Toast in the Common Oven
Step 1. Place the grid in the center of the oven and preheat it to 180 °C
To start, move the oven grill to the center of the oven and then turn it on. With the grid in this position, the hot air will circulate better, baking the bread evenly.
Step 2. Place the bread slices on a baking sheet
Take one with high sides and spread the slices of bread over it, forming just one layer. It's okay if the slices stick together; they just cannot overlap.
If the idea is to make toast for a lot of people, divide them in more than one way
Step 3. Place the pan in the oven and heat the bread for five minutes
During this time, leave the oven door closed so that hot air circulates between the slices, roasting them until they are superficially dry.
If you are toasting cubed bread, heat it for an extra minute
For even crispier toast, brush the bread with melted butter before putting it in the oven. In addition to giving a special taste, the butter also gives the bread the perfect texture.
Step 4. Turn the toast and bake for another five minutes
Using kitchen gloves, take the pan out of the oven and, with the help of tongs, turn the bread slices over. Then take it back to the oven and bake for another five minutes so that the toast is perfect on both sides.
Step 5. Take the toast out of the oven and butter it
Turn off the oven, remove the pan and butter the freshly baked toasts. If you prefer, you can also combine them with jam, honey, cheese or avocado.
The ideal is to eat them as soon as they are ready, but if they are left over, keep them in a closed container for up to a day
- Keep in mind that white bread toasts faster than wholemeal bread.
- You can toast frozen bread, but in this case you need to bake it for a couple more minutes.