Kid Two has formally requested I share my recipe for Texas Toast with you, which makes me realize that the process of preparing a simple breakfast for the boys isn’t so simple after all – it’s also part of the process of creating their childhood food memories. I make this often, especially on cool mornings before school.


Texas toast
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Serves: 2-4
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 1-2 tbsp salted butter
  1. Preheat a skillet to medium.
  2. Lightly butter (or heavily butter, as you prefer) both sides of sliced sourdough bread.
  3. Put the bread on the heat.
  4. When one side is brown and sizzling, flip and cook on the other side.
Serve with a scrambled egg and a thin slice of cheddar cheese.


I cut the toast into log-shaped rectangles and serve with thin slices of sharp cheddar cheese, a bowl of red grapes, and hot tea. Kid Two thinks this is the perfect breakfast.

Real Texas toast recipes call for thickly sliced white bread, not sourdough, and seem to include garlic in the recipe. (I’ve also just discovered a band called The Texas Toast). Perhaps I should think about changing the name, but I’ll have to think about it for a while. Beach bread, maybe? 🙂