Melba Toast

Total Time
15mins
Prep
0 mins
Cook
15 mins

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.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • Melba Toast

  • 8 slices white bread

Directions

  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 170ºC/ 325ºF/ Gas Mark 3 before serving.