How to Toast Bread in a Conventional Oven

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How to Toast Bread in a Conventional Oven
Leaving bread under the grill too long can result in burnt toast. (Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images)

Whether you are hosting a brunch or feeding a large family, a conventional oven will serve your purpose better than a toaster or toaster oven if you need to prepare a large amount of toast at once. The grill setting on a conventional oven produces toast in about the same amount of time as a toaster. Use regular sandwich bread, sliced French bread or any other type of bread you desire to make toast in the oven.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Baking tray
  • Butter (optional)

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  1. 1

    Position an oven rack at the highest position in the oven.

  2. 2

    Turn the oven to broil and allow it to preheat completely before toasting the bread.

  3. 3

    Place slices of bread on an ungreased baking tray.

  4. 4

    Put the baking tray in the oven under the grill. Watch carefully and remove it from the oven as soon as the tops of the bread turn brown.

  5. 5

    Turn the slices of bread over. If desired, butter the untoasted side of the bread and add seasonings such as herbs or a cinnamon-sugar mixture.

  6. 6

    Return the baking tray to the oven. Toast until the top of the bread is golden brown and remove from the oven.

Tips and warnings

  • Line the baking tray with aluminium foil if you are adding toppings to the bread to make cleanup easier.
  • Keep an eye on the bread the entire time it is in the oven -- it can take less than two minutes to toast bread under a grill.

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