When I was grocery shopping Friday, I picked up a loaf of Italian bread that was on sale for $0.79. Considering that will make two batches of toast I thought it was a pretty great deal! Here's the recipe for how we like it:
4 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon white sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
8 slices Italian bread
In a small bowl, stir together the first four ingredients until well combined. Spread this evenly, all the way to the edges, onto the bread slices. Place the slices on a foil-lined baking sheet. Set your broiler to 475° and make sure your oven rack is near the top. Broil the bread for just a few minutes - you want the butter/sugar to caramelize, but not burn. Watch it carefully!
I like that the edges are crispy and the topping has a little crunch to it, but the rest of the bread is soft and perfectly warmed through. Even if we owned a toaster I would still make it this way!
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