Make the most of your toast - tasty twists on the old classics26 February 2019
Avocado has long been a staple of fancy brunches, but if you’re sick of paying £20 for toast, it’s time to go back to basics. We’ve gone back to the drawing board to curate a list of classic toast toppings and how to spice them up for 2019! While these combos make the most of ingredients you’re likely to have knocking around at home, you can check out our supermarket vouchers to stock up on spreads to satisfy even the fussiest taste buds.
Love it or hate it, Marmite is a British staple. The classic marmite and butter combo is hard to beat, but if you’re looking to jazz up your breakfast, add sharp cheddar cheese and grill until golden. Top with tomato or cucumber and any herbs you have lying around, and you’ll have a gourmet snack that won’t hit the sides! Another classic (but hotly contested) combination is Marmite and peanut butter - it may sound strange, but don’t knock it ‘till you’ve tried it.
Marmalade is traditionally made with Seville oranges, but today you can find any variation under the sun. Upgrade from a Paddington Bear-style snack by opting for cream cheese instead of butter - the combination of sweet and savoury is a real crowd-pleaser. If you’re really looking to impress, prosciutto or ham can elevate your toast from breakfast on-the-go to a high tea treat. If you’re a sucker for all things sweet, top your marmalade with fresh berries and a dollop of yogurt or mascarpone for an indulgent breakfast.
The humble cheese on toast is always a good idea. If you want a twist on an old favourite, change up your classic cheddar - think ricotta with tomatoes or strawberries, goats cheese with fig, or mozzarella and pesto. Cheese on toast is really a blank canvas for anything you’ve got in the fridge, so get creative with your flavour combinations!
You’re probably familiar with the classic peanut butter and banana combination, but the options don’t end there. Top your peanut butter with sliced apple or pear and add cinnamon sugar or honey if you’re looking to get away with dessert for breakfast. Opt for unsweetened peanut butter and you can try a range of savoury flavours, too. Peanut butter and gherkin became a viral topping combo after the New York Times posted an article about it 2012. It sounds weird, but be sure to taste it before you pass judgement!
Honey on toast makes for a great snack for those with a sweet tooth, but not all honey is made equal - opt for Manuka or another organic honey to get the best out of the potential health benefits. Cut through the sweetness by combining honey with tahini, or add blueberries and nuts for an easy upgrade. You can also warm honey with ginger, lemon and spices to spread over simple buttered toast for an immunity-boosting kick!
These ideas are just the tip of the iceberg - get creative with your toast toppings and find a new breakfast staple with weird and wonderful combinations! Make the most of our food and drink vouchers to stock your shelves with ingredients that will add a tasty twist to the humble toast. Who knows - your fave combo might become a viral sensation, too!