Cinnamon Toast

I've heard that some people make cinnamon toast by spreading pieces of hot toast with butter and sprinkling with cinnamon and sugar, or by mashing butter, sugar and cinnamon together and spreading that onto toast.
I make it like this.


Cut thick slices of bread.


Toast on one side only under the grill.


Spread the untoasted side thickly with salted butter. It must be salted.


Cover with a layer of sugar and  dust with cinnamon.


Flash under the grill. The sugar will melt and bubble very quickly so watch it like a hawk.


 The sugar will form a crisp crust as it cools. 
Eat while still hot.


The perfect thing for those times when you crave something sweet and starchy and there are no cakes or biscuits anywhere in the house. The makings for cinnamon toast are always there.
Try not to get butter on your yarn.


Comments

  1. Oh yes please!!! Sounds lush, although never have salted butter in the house, so will have to do without I guess!

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  2. Now that does sound good. I've tossed aside my apple - cinnamon toast here I come.

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  3. Sue you are going to send me to Hell in a handcart - one with reinforced sides and a steel bottom. How can I lose weight with you showing me such delights. I have never tried this YET but I have a feeling as soon as I feel like something sweet that image will pop into my head like a flashing beacon.

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  4. You always make me hungry Sue!
    :O)

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  5. mmm.....lovely. I adore cinnamon toast, and Gentleman's Relish on toast, and mushrooms on toast and scrambled eggs on toast and lots of other lovely things on toast. Real comfort food and so easy!

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  6. That sounds lovely but what really caught my attention was the stack of goodness at the end! When will we hear about that???

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  7. OK. That looks scrummy for all you cinnamon lovers out there. Mrs. Quince, please give me an alternative for a cinnamon dodger. Or maybe you shouldn't- it could well lead me into bad ways... Ax

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  8. If you don't like cinnamon you'd better stick with an apple! Leave the cinnamon off, or try other spices, but probably not chilli powder.

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  9. I love cinnamon on anything savoury and sweet. My current fave is in porridge. Gorgeous.
    Jo x

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  10. Ooh, I haven't had that for about 20 years. Yum. Must remedy that.

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  11. that looks so good! :)

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  12. Shut UP. I am trying to lose weight over here.

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  13. Anonymous4:54 pm BST

    Now that reminds me of what I often used to make myself after school, "Toasted Sugar Bread" from the wonderful My Fun-to-Cook Book! I now add cinnamon to mine too and still reckon that with good bread, it is a lot healthier than a doughnut.
    I am not a blogger but I do enjoy following yours.
    Tine

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  14. My cinnamon toast version involves dipping in beaten egg, covering with cinnamon and sugar and then frying in butter. Calories be damned.

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  15. It sounds (and looks) delicious, will have to try you cinnamon toast asap. Jude

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  16. My aunt used to card her wool with butter. She then knitted amazing Aran sweaters from the wool.

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  17. Yumm yumm. Not had that since I was a kid. x

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  18. Dear Sue, What a fun walk down memory lane seeing your cinnamon toast!! When I was a young girl we made cinnamon toast by toasting the bread, buttering it, then we mixed sugar and cinnamon and sprinkled that over. I must admit, the idea of broiling the sugar after it's on sounds like the apex of buttery, sugary, crunchy perfection!!

    Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

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  19. Oh gosh Sue that looks delish
    wish you had posted before i ransacked the house looking for something nice

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  20. That's just how I make cinnamon toast, yummy. This post really made me laugh, "don't get butter on your yarn". How random. Brilliant!
    Julie Ratcliffe

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  21. Oh, that brings back memories! My mother used to make cinnamon toast for us as kids--using the method you described. I don't know anyone who doesn't love it.

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  22. Pati from London9:45 am BST

    yum yum... sounds perfect with a cuppa on an afternoon like today (grey and colder than the past few days...). About the last pic.... are those your latest Ravilicious grannies???? The colours look lovely!... x Pati

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  23. Anonymous10:19 am BST

    Hi Sue
    Have been reading your blog for some time (with great enjoyment) Don't have a blog spot - as yet.
    Just to say that I was quite excited to note that my local Woolworths (in Toowoomba, Queensland)we now have an English Section. I now have a tin of your wonderful Golden Syrup (love that lion), some Crosse & Blackwell Piccalilli, some Batchelors Mushy peas and some Colmans Mustard. All very Yum (except not sure what to serve the Peas with) Hot Pies?

    Loving your posts Sheridan

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  24. Just been having a good browse through your blog Sue. With all those lovely recipes and pictures you should write a book!!
    Dan
    -x-

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  25. OOh my mum and I love love cinnamon, so going to try this, its quite rare that there is no cake or biscuits in my house, but my this looks like a great standby, making my mouth water...

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  26. http://shonkywonkybarnadventures.blogspot.com/9:09 pm BST

    Both the yarn and toast look delicious. Luckily I lack a sweet tooth, my cuddly bits are more cheese, bread, butter and red wine related! I'm with you on the salted butter. Welsh butter has become my favourite because it seems slightly softer and slightly saltier, which I like - and it's local!

    Thanks for your comment. Right arm/wrist improving - thank goodness, it was horrible not being able to hook away.

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  27. That is exactly how my mother made cinnamon toast for me when I was little. Sprinkling the cinnamon sugar on after is just not the same...

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  28. I've never had cinnamon toast but as soon as I saw this post I promised myself I would try it.
    I just had some for breakfast and it was delish. Thank you!
    Margaret

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  29. Delicious, I must try this :) xxx

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  30. Mmm, this was one of my favorites when I was a kid. Now that I'm grown, it's still a favorite. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cinnamon toast up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-11.html

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