Melba Toast

From The Modern Family Cookbook
For true Melba toast, slice bread about 1/8-inch thick. Spread out on a shallow baking pan and place in a very slow oven (250-300° F.)until perfectly dry and crisp. The toast should be light brown and not curled. Serve with butter. If desired, crusts may be removed before toasting.

Ordinary sliced bread may be toasted in the same way to produce a kind of zwieback. This will keep hard and crisp for several days in a tightly covered tin container.

My notes: I thought zwieback was something different, eggy and nutmeggy and stuff. Has anyone ever MADE melba toast?


  1. I didn’t know you could make melba toast or zwieback. Have you seen that picture of Jenn in her walker, covered in zwieback? You should really scan that and put it up with this recipe. heh!

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