Since today is National Toast Day, it is only fitting that it is also our inaugural blog post here at Freedom Bakery!
To help you in celebrating National Toast Day, the team at Freedom have come up with some toast recipes that you can make at home. We’ve made our recipes using bread made at the Freedom Bakery but feel free to substitute to a bread of your choice!
- Sourdough Bruschetta
Our sourdough loaf is perfect for a classic bruschetta!
Garlic, some halved some chopped very finely
Fresh Tomatoes, chopped
Fresh Basil leaves, roughly torn
First make the topping:
In a bowl add the chopped tomatoes, chopped garlic, olive oil and basil leaves and mix together.
To prepare the sourdough: Slice the bread so it is about 1cm thick and rub the halved garlic over the surfaces. Season the bread with salt and pepper and cover with a good lug of olive oil. Next, put the bread under the grill for another couple of minutes or however long until it is toasted to your preference.
Then top the sourdough with the tomato mixture.
Serve with some torn mozzarella and balsamic vinegar.
- Coffee and Cream Cheese Toast
We recommend using our Lennox Loaf created by graduate baker Joe we have created a toast equivalent to a coffee and walnut cake!
Making the coffee spread:
Whisk together 50g of unsalted butter with 85g Cream Cheese and 4 tablespoons of sugar.
Then make a coffee paste by adding a small amount of water to instant coffee granules and stir into the cream cheese mixture, add it in bit by bit to taste.
Once you’ve made your coffee spread, slice your loaf and pop it in the toaster or under the grill.
Spread your coffee spread onto your perfectly toasted Lennox Loaf! We’ve topped ours with ground almonds.
If you want to add a special twist try Iona’s candied walnuts on top:
Just make sugar syrup with some sugar and water, toss your walnuts in them and let them dry! If you like you can add some spices to the sugar water – we recommend a little bit of nutmeg.
- Nutella and Strawberries on Toast
Our seeded bloomer would be perfect for this!
Dice up some strawberries. Pop your bread in the toaster or under the grill. When it is toasted to your taste spread Nutella over your toast. Top with your diced strawberries.
If you want to add a little twist then sprinkle a small amount of cracked black pepper over it to give it a little kick!
- Posh and Spicy Beans on Toast
We recommend putting this on our simple bloomer so that you really notice the kick from the beans.
To make the beans:
A can of mixed beans
A can of chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon of Paprika
1 teaspoon of Cumin
1 teaspoon of Chilli powder
1 red onion
Add some olive oil to a pan on a medium heat and soften the onions in the pan for 5 minutes. Put in the beans and chopped tomatoes. Season with your spices and some salt and pepper and simmer for 10 mins.
Keep this on the heat and stick your bloomer in the toaster or under the grill. Once your toast is ready cover in the beans! If you want to make this the ultimate comfort food top with some grated Gruyère.
- Bread and Vinaigrette
Here is a nice simple one that can be used a starter or a light snack!
We think our Struan loaf would be perfect to toast, tear up and dip in a vinaigrette.
To make the vinaigrette:
1 tablespoon of vinegar
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
The juice from half a lemon
1 teaspoon of mustard
Just mix these ingredients together and you are ready to go!