This is a favorite in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
- 6 slices dense white sandwich bread, crust removed
- 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or
parchment to make cleanup easier.
- Trim the crusts from the bread slices.
- Put the butter into a pie plate. Slide the dish into the oven to let the butter
melt completely. Keep a close eye on it!
- In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and cinnamon. Put cinnamon sugar out
onto a dinner plate or another pie plate.
- When the butter is melted, remove it from the oven, and dip both sides of bread
in the butter. Apply the butter generously, so no spot is left uncoated. The bread
should feel a little heavy in your hand.
- Dip the bread slices into the cinnamon-sugar, taking care to coat both sides.
- Lay them on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake the toasts for about 25 minutes, until lightly browned.
- Transfer to a rack. The toasts will crisp as they cool.
- When cooled, store in an airtight container at room temperature.
These toasts are better the day after they're made!