Questions #9: On Toast

What’s your favourite thing to eat on toast?  A simple question, yet this one offered a lot of interest and whole load of suggestions.

Toasted bread is a very simple idea (even I can cook that) – but it’s appeal is massive, judging by the response to this question.  Some of the suggestions I received are obvious, some sound delicious – others are a matter of taste.

Q: What’s your favourite thing to eat on toast?

Nathan: coleslaw

Matt R: bacon

Sian: bacon & sausage

Terry: Bacon

Jamie: butter and tomato sauce

Iain: peanut butter and jam

Sam: marmalade

Jayne: bacon

Mike R: salmon & scrambled egg

Mike Stone: mushy peas

Nick Jones: melted cheese

Mark “Hungry” Harper: peanut butter (smooth)

Lindsey Over: butter

Dan Graham: sardines

Irene Thomas: peanut butter, honey & banana

Annette Evans: spaghetti hoops

Steph Cottam: tomato puree, sliced tomatoes, sliced bratwurst, cheese (grilled)

Sarah Docherty: Branston pickle and cheese

Colin Pugh: sausage, fried egg and tomato sauce

Greeny: apple sauce

Adam Halliday: black pudding and cheese

Andrew Redman: strawberry jam & butter (on white bread)

Lisa Lord: Tomato puree, mature cheddar, Henderson’s relish and black pepper

Sarah Fickling: Dairylea and cucumber with a little black pepper

Claire Bujeaud: beans

Jayne H: sardines

Snips: Runny poached egg, fresh ground black pepper and Anglesey sea salt

Ade Cappadona: cold chilli con carne

Neil Calloway:  poached egg and lashings of marmite

Cheryl Jones: pot noodle

Mark Dutton: crispy bacon and marmalade

Adam Butler: butter

Brian Hall: HP sauce

Matt Barnes: lard

Michaela Jjones: peanut butter and raspberry jam

Laura Jones: Marmite with a poached egg and cheese on top, sprinkle of salt and pepper

Vanessa: cheese and beans

Belinda Spry: Vegemite (+ cheese)

Peter Higginson: thinly sliced haloumi with sliced green olives, dash of black pepper

Zoe Cullen: beans and cheese

Corrine Bufton-Sales: peppered mackerel

Mandy H: cheese and tomato

Donna: cold caviar on piping hot toast with Dom Perignon

Bryn: bacon lardons, red onion and cheese

Mike W: bacon and cheese

Richard Pearson: roast dinner

Me: peanut butter (crunchy) and chocolate spread

There you have it: some excellent ideas.  Some very simple suggestions – like good old butter – we often forget how good that tastes.  Then there’s the Full English options, right the way through to some that sound like they could be on a menu.  I’m also partial to sardines on toast, so nice to see that crop up a couple of times.  One or two of these “favourites” may well be jokes, but I’m not sure…

Sweet or savoury, there are some great ideas here that I would like to try.  I’ve not picked a winner, I hope this fun exercise has given you some “food for thought”.  But – roast dinner on toast?  Regular readers will be able to guess what I think of that…

Questions #2: Full English Breakfast Ingredients

Except it’s not a “full” English breakfast.  You only get to pick four items, not everything.

Remember recently we asked what five ingredients would you pick for a roast dinner?  This time we asked for colleagues favourite four items for a cooked breakfast.  Here are  the answers from the team.

Q: What would be your ideal four ingredients for a cooked breakfast?


  1. Bacon
  2. Sausage
  3. Fried egg
  4. Baked beans


  1. Black pudding
  2. Hash Brown
  3. Baked beans
  4. Bacon (cooked properly!)


  1. Bacon
  2. Sausage
  3. Toast
  4. Baked Beans

Dan Webster

  1. Black Pudding
  2. Hash brown
  3. Baked beans
  4. Sausage

Mark D

  1. Kippers
  2. Black pudding
  3. Crispy bacon
  4. Poached egg


  1. Sausage
  2. Bacon
  3. Hash brown
  4. Baked beans


  1. Egg
  2. Sausage
  3. Bacon
  4. Toast


  1. Fried egg
  2. Bacon
  3. Hash brown
  4. Black pudding


  1. Beans
  2. Hash brown
  3. Sausage
  4. Bacon


  1. Sausage
  2. Bacon
  3. Fried egg
  4. Baked beans


  1. Black pudding
  2. Hash brown
  3. Baked beans
  4. Bacon


  1. Sausage
  2. Black pudding
  3. Baked beans
  4. Hash brown

Does anyone want to collect this data and create a graph?!

Please feel free to add your chosen four items by replying below.  Any other suggestions for questions? Let me know.

More questions soon.