Buttered bread is one of the tastiest and simplest snacks to prepare. You can decide to enjoy it in all its simplicity or by adding a delicious layer of jam. To toast and prepare buttered bread, in addition to the toaster, you can also decide to use the oven or stove. Try the different recipes described in the article and choose the perfect one for you.
Method 1 of 4: Toast the Bread Using the Toaster
Step 1. Choose your favorite bread and put it in the toaster
Almost any variety of bread is perfectly suited to this preparation: white, wholemeal, rye, cereals, etc. Each flour will give the recipe a slightly different flavor and texture, so experiment and choose your favorite.
The toaster allows you to toast bread as quickly and easily as possible. This method is perfect for any occasion when you are in a hurry
Step 2. Set up the toaster
You can probably decide what degree of crunchiness and color to give the slices of bread. If in doubt, start with a light browning - you can put the slices back into the toaster if necessary. On the other hand, if the bread becomes too dark or crunchy you will have no way to fix it.
Step 3. Remove the slices from the toaster
As a rule, when the bread is ready it is automatically ejected from the toaster. If you think it's crunchy enough before the timer runs out, remove it manually to prevent it from burning.
Step 4. Butter the toast
Take a suitable knife and spread the butter on the still warm slice of bread. Once cold, it will not be possible to butter the bread as effectively, because the butter will not melt. If desired, cut the buttered bread into quarters or halves to make it easier to eat.
- The dose of butter will determine the consistency of your snack. A lot of butter will make the bread soft and not very crunchy, while a small amount will keep it dry and well toasted. Follow your personal preferences.
- Before spreading it on bread, soften the butter. Take it out of the refrigerator 20 minutes before use to bring it to room temperature. If you wish, you can also decide to whisk the butter with a whisk. If you don't have time to let the butter soften, cut it into very thin slices and spread it on hot bread. Thicker slices will not blend as well.
Method 2 of 4: Toast the Bread Using the Stove
Step 1. Choose the bread
Thicker varieties, such as cereals or sourdough, may require longer cooking times. Follow your personal tastes and make sure you have time to toast the bread to perfection. If you bought a whole loaf, slice it into slices of even thickness.
Step 2. Heat the pan
Put the pot on a low heat and add 1/2 teaspoon of butter. Let it melt. Please note: use butter and never margarine.
Step 3. Toast the bread in the pan
Wait for the butter to melt, then place the slices of bread in the pan. Make sure the bread absorbs the butter. Cover the pan with a lid and let the bread cook for 2-3 minutes.
- After the indicated time, turn the slices of bread upside down. Make sure the second side of the bread absorbs some of the butter. Put the lid back on and wait another 2-3 minutes.
- Alternatively, you can toast the bread in an ungreased pan. Simply arrange the slices on the bottom and turn them over once toasted. Butter them after cooking on both sides.
Step 4. Remove the bread from the pan
When the slices have reached the desired degree of browning and crunchiness, remove them from the heat. Do not add any more butter.
- This cooking method allows you to cook the butter inside the bread, giving the recipe a different flavor from normal buttered bread. It also ensures that the butter melts evenly, preventing any whole pieces from being present. A not excessive amount of butter will allow the bread to remain crunchy.
- As a result, your slice of bread will be crunchy and golden on the outside, but soft and airy on the inside.
Method 3 of 4: Toast the Bread Using the Oven
Step 1. Preheat the oven
Use the grill function to reduce cooking times and obtain an ideal result.
Instead of the conventional one, you can also use a small electric oven. Set it according to the desired crunchiness level. Do not lose sight of the bread while it is baking, to avoid burning it
Step 2. Spread the butter on the toast
Use a butter knife to spread the butter on the bread before baking. Use only quality butter, never margarine.
- Alternatively, you can butter the bread after baking. In the first case, however, you will get a better and more intense taste.
- You can decide to butter one side of the bread or both. The choice is yours.
Step 3. Bake the bread
Place it under the grill or in the most appropriate position if you are using an electric oven. Bake the bread for 2-3 minutes without losing sight of it. If you prefer a result that is only slightly golden, reduce the residence time in the oven; on the contrary, if you love very crunchy bread, wait a few more moments before taking it out of the oven. Once the desired doneness is reached, flip the slices over to the other side and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- If you are using an electric oven, turning the slices of bread may not be necessary. Check that the coil is present on both sides of the oven (upper and lower).
- It is not necessary to toast the bread on both sides; if you wish you can keep one natural. Having remained in the oven, it will still be warm and slightly cooked.
Step 4. Remove the bread
Once you have reached the desired degree of toasting, you can remove the bread from the oven and transfer it to a plate. If you haven't greased it yet, spread it with butter now.
Method 4 of 4: Make Butter Cinnamon Bread Using the Oven
Step 1. Make the cinnamon butter
Bring 1/2 stick of butter to room temperature and mash it with a fork. Add 50 grams of sugar and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon. Mix the three ingredients with a fork until the mixture is smooth and uniform in consistency.
To bring the butter to room temperature, take it out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before you start making bread
Step 2. Spread the butter on the bread
Use a butter knife and spread the cinnamon butter on the toast. Use the desired amount.
Step 3. Bake the bread
Heat the oven to 175 ° C and bake the bread for 10 minutes. The butter should melt slowly and be absorbed by the bread as it cooks.
Step 4. Grill the bread
After 10 minutes, transfer the bread under the grill. Let it brown for a few minutes, until it reaches the desired degree of crunchiness. Don't lose sight of it to avoid burning it.