Homemade Melba Toast is the perfect addition to any party. These crunchy little triangles are perfect for dipping, spreading, or serving with soup.
Melba Toast is a bit old school! But trust me; it is one recipe that is so versatile that it needs a revival.
The best part about making your own is how easy it is. You only need thinly sliced bread, a baking sheet, and a broiler/grill. You'll have a batch of crispy, golden toasts in just a few minutes.
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There's only one ingredient in this recipe! I mean, how easy is that!
Bread: To make classic melba toast, use a plain sliced soft sandwich loaf with square slices. You can use white or brown bread. I use a mixture to make the finished toasts look more interesting.
We've tested this recipe at least 3 times to ensure it works well for you, have a look at our tips for getting the best dish you can!
- Don't remove the crust from the bread until after it has been grilled/toasted.
- Use a sharp non-serrated knife to cut through the slices.
- It is easier to cut the toast when it is still warm.
- You can use your finger to remove any crumbs from the cut slide. This will give you smoother melba toasts.
- Once you put it back under the grill, please don't go anywhere; it will color quickly!
- Don't throw the crusts out; you can whizz them in the food processor to make bread crumbs.
Why You'll Love This Melba Toast
- It is super versatile. You can use them for dips, as a cracker, or as a crunchy element for soups or stews.
- They are so easy to make and only need one ingredient.
- You can make them in advance; they will store in an airtight container for 3-4 days!
These are all just suggestions and things that have worked in our test kitchen, but it is your dinner, so adapt it to suit your family. That is the beauty of cooking; we can all create our own delicious meals.
- Use sourdough bread for a more artisan-looking toast.
- Use cookie cutters to cut the bread into fun shapes and turn that into shaped melba toast. How fun would stars be at Christmas or hearts on Valentine's Day?
- Spread the toast with melted butter and sesame seeds before you do the second grill.
Use them as the crunchy element with your favorite pate or dip . We love it with my hot shrimp dip or this hummus. Alternatively, a fantastic way to enjoy melba toast is to place it on a platter, relish tray, grazing board, or buffet table, along with some deli meats, an assortment of cheeses, and some relish.
Or be like my kids and just munch on them with peanut butter!
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Homemade Melba Toast
- 10 slices white bread
- Heat the broiler/grill to medium.
- Place the slices of bread onto a baking sheet and toast them lightly on both sides.
- Cut the crusts off each slice of toast.
- Using a non-serrated knife, carefully slice through the middle of each slice (see picture above) to give you 2 thin slices.
- Cut each thin slice in half to create 2 triangles.
- Put the triangles, untoasted-side up, onto a baking sheet and place them back under the broiler/grill to crisp. This will take about 2 minutes. Watch them carefully, as the toast will burn easily.
Nutrition is per serving