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Product Tank Toaster

I want one of these for toasting my baguettes!

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Bacon Bread

Happy toast!Originally uploaded by unsure shot


So it seems that there is a toast store in South Korea. This is my kind of eatery. Why isn’t a place like this in my neighborhood?


Gummy Bear 365 : Day 103 – November 11th, cardiology 2007

Originally uploaded by +.Gloomy Little Cloud.+


It’s not toasted yet, but you know I think if you left those gummy bears in there it could make for a nice effect. Although it might be the last time you could use that toaster unless you cleaned it well. Which reminds me that I need to get a test toaster to help with my toasting experiments.



Gummy Bear 365 : Day 103 – November 11th, cardiology 2007

Originally uploaded by +.Gloomy Little Cloud.+


It’s not toasted yet, but you know I think if you left those gummy bears in there it could make for a nice effect. Although it might be the last time you could use that toaster unless you cleaned it well. Which reminds me that I need to get a test toaster to help with my toasting experiments.

  • 12 slices bacon, and diced
  • 1 (1 pound) loaf frozen bread dough, capsule
    thawed
  • 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 (1 ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix
  1. In a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat for 5 minutes or until partially cooked; drain on paper towels.
  2. Roll out dough to 1/2-in. thickness; brush with 1 tablespoon of oil. Cut into 1-in. pieces; place in a large bowl. Add the bacon, cheese, dressing mix and remaining oil; toss to coat. Arrange pieces in a 9-in. x 5-in. oval on a greased baking sheet, layering as needed. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 30 minutes or until doubled.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cover with foil; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until golden brown. Yield: 1 loaf.

Need I say more.

Trader Joe Crumpets

Breakfast

Originally uploaded by futileboy


I toasted up some Trader Joe’s crumpets this morning in an effort to be fancy. As you can see it looked a little sad to know I was going to eat it up. The crumpets were pretty tasty with the addition of butter and jam. I’m not sure if the toaster brings them back to best state of fresh cooked though. If anyone has any advice about toasting crumpets that would be great.

How a toaster works

Here’s a good article from the site toaster.org about how a toaster makes good toastworks_figure1.gif.

bronchi purchase HELVETICA” size=”-1″>A toaster works by applying radiant heat directly to a bread slice. When the bread’s surface temperature reaches about 310 degrees Farenheit, a chemical change known as the Maillard reaction begins. Sugars and starches start to caramelize – turn brown – and to take on intense flavors.