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Melba Toast Recipe
Light crisp toast, the bread is cut into thin slices and toasted very slowly (it’s named after the Australian soprano Dame Nellie Melba (1861-1931). The toast is served with light patés (such as chicken liver) and with the likes of Potted Shrimps.
Ingredients for 4 people:
6 slices of white bread - medium sliced
- Toast the bread on both sides under a grill, or in a toaster.
- When it's cool enough to handle, remove the crusts, and with a sharp knife
carefully split each toasted slice through the centre to make two
- Spread these 12 slices onto a baking tray, and put them in a medium oven, white side up, until they are golden brown on top.
If not using immediately, the slices can be stored in an air tight container, but not until they are completely cool.