Questions and Answers – How To Make Toast Points
I’m making a gazpacho recipes that calls for a toast point garnish, however, that is all it says. I’m guessing that this is toast with points, but what kind of bread, grilled or oven toasted, any seasonings. I have looked through some recipe books and on the internet for any information, but alas, I remain clueless. Help and thanks. – Beth (9/30/00)
Toast Points: Toast points are a triangular slice of bread that has been toasted. Toast Points make a wonderful and versatile base for all kinds of appetizers and hors d’oeuvres. Photo from Fine Cooking magazine.
Toast Points Recipe:
One (1) loaf, good quality, thin-sliced white bread.
Unsalted butter, room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Trim the crusts off the bread and discard.
Slice the bread in halves on the diagonal, twice, to form four (4) triangles; set the bread on a baking sheet, brush one side with the butter.
Place the bread in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Toast the bread until it’s golden brown and crisp on top, approximately 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the toast points and cook the other side until golden, about 1 minute. Remove from oven and cool the “points” on a baking rack.
Spread the cooled toast points with your choice of toppings
Toast Points can be made up to a day ahead; store them in an airtight container.