While the simplest way of toasting bread is to just put it in a standard toaster, there are other ways of doing it.
- have non-standard size bread, or
- you’re making large quantities of toast, or
- you just don’t have a toaster handy,
then you might like to try a different way to toast bread.
How to toast bread in the oven
This is ideal if you are fixing toast for a crowd. Simply move the oven rack to the topmost position and set the oven to low broil. Arrange your toast bread slices on a large cookie tray (I like using bakeware with an edge to it so the toast doesn’t slip off when taking it out).
Put it in oven, leaving the oven door ajar. Times vary depending on your specific oven’s broiler setting, so keep an eye on it. About halfway through the cooking process, turn the bread over so it can toast evenly.
How to toast bread in a pan
I like to do this by lightly buttering both sides of the toast bread. Heat a non-stick pan over medium-high heat on the stove, then put the buttered toast bread in. Watch carefully to avoid burning. It should take less than 5 minutes for one side to be done, then flip over and cook on other side.
Voila – your toast is ready and pre-buttered.
Bread to use for toast
While you can use standard pre-cut bread, you’re not limited to that if you’re toasting bread in the oven or pan. Instead, consider using a loaf of crusty bread from the bakery section of the supermarket. Cut your own slices, toast the bread in the oven or pan, top with one of our fast easy topping ideas, and you’ve got some gourmet toast ready to go!