Ah, toast. How we love thee. Let us count the ways. We love you slathered in oozing cheese, we love you piled high with the freshest produce bruschetta-style, we love you blanketed with smoked salmon. We love you as the morning's first bite or as the last thing we eat after a hectic day. Versatile and lending itself to endless possibilities, the humble slice presents an opportunity for easy innovation and good old fashioned comfort. Whatever your jam, here's how to turn toast into your favourite meal.
“Scrambled tofu is not a poor substitute for scrambled eggs but a genuine contender” says Meera who's paired silken tofu with loud Asian flavours; ginger, garlic and chilli, cumin and fresh coriander. Eat with ketchup and a delicious pot of chai.
“This seemingly basic dish gained far more attention on our menus than we ever expected”, say the guys behind London's Caravan restaurant. Pay attention to the three main ingredients – good sourdough, proper mature Cheddar and perfectly caramelised onions – and you've nailed the heavenly trio.
Cannellini beans are braised here with rosemary, sage, sweet leeks and chilli, then blitzed into a deliciously smooth purée. Spread on hot toasts with Parma ham and crispy sage for a posh breakfast or pre-dinner party nibble.
This is not avocado toast as you know it. Garlicky toast topped with hummus, sliced avocado, a generous amount of Angela's special homemade spice mix, red pepper flakes, sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil, this will revamp your Sunday usual. Make the spice mix ahead and have it on hand whenever you need it.
Best in early summer when broad beans are in season and at their freshest, this is a simple bunch of deliciousness.
Inspired by New York's iconic Russ & Daughters bagel spot, the idea behind this bagel brunch is to lay out all the toppings – including egg salad, smoked salmon and cream cheese, tuna salad and plenty of pickles – and let everyone build their own. It's sure to impress.
This is a wonderful way to use up any leafy greens in your fridge, from spinach to kale, chard, mustard leaves, wild garlic or watercress. Inspired by the Greek catch-all term for greens that are braised with plenty of olive oil and lemon, this is a great brunch or lunch on toast with a hit of chilli for good measure.
Probably the best cheese on toast you'll ever eat, this sumptuous Welsh Rarebit teams strong Cheddar with Guinness, Worcestershire sauce, mustard and cayenne on good white bread.
Radish 'ceviche' might sound a little out there, but it's a simple process of soaking sliced radishes in an acidic concoction of lime juice and sugar (with red onion and dill for extra flavour). The perfect pairing with avo and crunchy sourdough.
An incredible bean stew, slow-cooked with cumin, smoked paprika and chilli, and served with garlicky toast, cumin cream and lime-pickled red onions.
This popular Swedish dish teams prawns with crème fraîche, dill and mayo, dolloped onto crunchy, nutty pumpernickel bread and finished with caviar and chives. A luxurious weekend breakfast.