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Homemade Melba Toast

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Description Edit

Homemade Melba toast has the edge on the bought packaged variety. It is nicest served while still a little warm, in a basket or on a napkin-lined plate. If it is made a short time ahead, store it in an airtight container, then refresh it for a short time in the oven.

Melba Toast

Melba Toast

Ingredients Edit

  • 8 slices white bread

Directions Edit

  1. Preheat the broiler to high and toast the bread lightly on both sides.
  2. Cut off the crusts and then, holding the toast flat, slide a sharp knife between the toasted edges to split the bread so that you now have 8 slices that are toasted only on one side.
  3. Cut each piece into 4 triangles, and then toast under the broiler, untoasted sides uppermost, until golden and the edges curl.
  4. Serve warm with soup.
  5. Alternatively, make melba toast earlier in the day, and warm for a short time in the oven at 170°C / 325°F / gas mark 3 before serving.

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