When I was young, I was told that the crusts of the bread are healthier than the soft, fluffy, dreamy inside part of the loaf of bread. And I believed it. Wholeheartedly. Without even doubting. And I’ve always felt guilty for cutting off the crusts of my sandwiches and toast. Not guilty enough to stop doing it. But guilty. And then one day, well into adulthood I might add, I questioned this belief . . . and I realized that there is no way that the crusts are healthier because they are made out of the same exact ingredients as the “insides.” And all this time, I’ve been living with the shame. Shame that I could be eating healthier if I would just put up with the crusts. Now I proudly cut off the crusts (after I take photos, clearly). And I enjoy the soft, fluffy, dreamy “inside” part of the bread.
This recipe is definitely not for those of you looking for “healthy.” It is, however, some of the best comfort food around and it can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. (Cue the angels singing.) It could almost be called a dessert, but I choose not to. Less guilt that way too.
For each serving:
1 slice fresh bread
1 t + 1 T butter
1 T brown sugar
Melt 1 tablespoon butter. Stir in brown sugar. Set aside. Toast bread. Immediately spread 1 teaspoon butter on top surface of bread. Follow with butter/brown sugar mixture. Cut off crusts, if desired. Eat warm, and with no guilt.