Can you bake toast?
Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:45 PM
Has anyone had any success in putting a bunch of slices on a baking sheet (with or without a rack) and baking to achieve a respectable level of toast without completely drying out the interior? Temperature?
Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:25 PM
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:30 PM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:03 PM
Not only can I toast 8 pieces of bread at once, but I can beat the toasting time on my already pretty fast vintage toaster and still have some moisture left in the crumb.
The only real way to gauge the abilities of your broiler is to get out the stopwatch and compare oven and toaster times, including the time it takes to re-arrange the slices for even browning.
Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:37 AM
We usually preheat to 400, butter the bread slices with melted butter and put them on the cookie sheet. We also normally flip them over after about 2-3 minutes to make sure each side browns evenly. Works great for toasting bagels as well. You do have to keep an eye on it as the bread or bagels can go from perfectly toasted to burnt fairly quickly if you're not paying attention. For what it's worth, I think brushing the bread with melted butter before going in the oven helps even the toasting/browning process.
Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:21 PM
Can't stress enough the importance of watching it closely.
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