Southern Secrets: Sugared Toast

18 Apr

Sugared Toast doesn’t sound like an extremely complicated thing to make or even all that appetizing, yet I grew up eating it. Somehow Sugared Toast became a staple in the diet of the older Southern people. I honestly hadn’t eaten it in years until I was at Caleb’s house and Maw-Maw made some.

As a child, my babysitter often prepared Sugared Toast as breakfast for my brother and me. I loved it then, and I had forgotten how much I loved it now.

Taking plain white bread, putting butter and sugar on it and toasting it in the oven for about ten minutes at 350 degrees doesn’t sound like a huge ordeal, nor is it, but the result is an amazing treat for the tastebuds.

I apologize for the poor quality of the photo.

Honestly, as plain as it looks, you would never expect the flavor that hits your mouth.

Sugared Toast is another testament to just how unhealthy native Southern cuisine can be, unfortunately- I used a one and one-half Tablespoons of sugar and three Tablespoons of butter on five pieces of toast.

Now, of course, you’re not obligated to follow said proportions, and it’s quite likely that most old Southern people simply eyeball the measurements without actually making them. I tried that yesterday and ended up with mediocre tasting Sugared Toast.

Today, however, I took the longer route, resulting in a fantastic dish!

First, the butter must be melted. I used the microwave, but I’m sure you could use the stove top, too. Combine the sugar with the butter, and then use a brush to apply the mixture on the bread, evenly, across the entire surface. If you don’t, you’ll end up with a happy-flavored middle part that’s soggier and a regular toast-flavored edge, which will make the experience uneven and possibly not as fantastic as it’s supposed to be.

Never be afraid to go to the edge when appying toppings. The worst that could happen is that some of the toppings could spill off. Better to have spilled toppings over the edge of a dish, making it that much more delicious, than to have sparse toppings that make the food look as though you only made a half-hearted attempt to prepare it.

I encourage everyone to try making Sugared Toast at least once- it’s quick, easy, inexpensive, and above all, scrumptious!

Happy toasting, everyone!


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Posted by on April 18, 2010 in food


6 responses to “Southern Secrets: Sugared Toast

  1. Doc

    April 18, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    I may have to experiment with this, using Splenda…

  2. Kim

    April 25, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    YUM.. i always add cinnamon also. Now i am heading to the toaster, LOL

    • enamouredslave

      April 25, 2010 at 3:12 pm

      I’m going to try cinnamon toast soon and post about that experience. I really do love cinnamon, of course!

  3. vantilden

    April 29, 2010 at 4:57 am

    we always made cinnamon sugar toast at our house too. Vs loves it.

    i havent: made it in a looooong tme either

    • enamouredslave

      April 30, 2010 at 12:46 am

      Everyone seems to be unanimous about the cinnamon sugar toast!


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