just Beach Cottage love
Mon 25th, Feb, 2013
Sponsored Post for Abbotts Village Bakery
G’day lovely Beach Cottage people.
OK, I don’t think it is any surprise to anyone that I love bread and I always have done and I don’t, really, think I could choose my favourite way to eat it…with my Friday night curry Indian style, yes please, a baguette in the basket of my bike, still warm and ready for some Brie, I die, a lil’ Ciabatta with my sun blush toms & basil, don’t mind if I do.
Mostly though I love toasted bread.
To me it’s simple, tasty, nutritious easy and just says home and comfort and in a funny way love…it’s something that has comforted me at many times in my life… a cup of tea and a slice of hospital toast (read : white, processed, thinly sliced and oodles of butter) was the snack after Honeymoon Baby arrived on the scene all bouncing 9lbs of him…toast with a good old helping of that brown stuff peculiar to the Brits and the Aussies, going by a couple of names but bottom line yeast extract, has gotten us through many a sticky situation in this here old cottage…and let us just say that toast with jam (I can offer you home-made and any number of different fruits, combos and varieties) is a take-to-bed and watch movies Beach Cottage given.
For those reasons, and the fact that I have a certain teenager and another boy in this here cottage who have hollow knees, and love themselves a slice of toast or twenty-five (how unfair is it that I have to observe them eating so much and seemingly growing abs at the same time, while I, ahem do the opposite…) I am well versed in having a pantry and indeed a freezer full of bread…ready to be slung in the toaster and eaten as a before school/before sport/after school/after sport snack or indeed at any time of the day.
Hence, I am always on the lookout for easy wholesome bread with extras and healthy things thrown in for good measure so that said boys and woman who eats copious amounts of toast will be happy – killing two birds with one stone on the bread front is a fave cheat of mine.
So when Abbott’s Village Bakery contacted me about their breads (see video below), I must say it was already on my radar, the Harvest Seeds and Grains is often in rotation around here, it’s tasty and wholesome and I love the dustings of toppings. No- one in their infinite wisdom has thrown in a few extra colours or flavours for you…there’s no nasty stuff. It’s free range bread! I like the sound of that. Hello!
And this then is one of my favourite ways for a toasted bread snack – avocado on toast…
…avo on toast is like a genius food and definitely in the Beach Cottage Too Easy category – easy, delicious, simple and takes minutes to make…my kinda recipe…and perfect with a seedy bread like Abbott’s Seeds and Grains.
I have dabbled with this a lot since first having it in a café when we arrived on these Australian shores and there are many ways of foofing and fancying it up, but my favourite easy combo is lovely seedy bread topped with avocado (smashed or sliced) sprinkled with some sea salt, a grind of pepper and a squeeze of lemon or lime…served, if to be honest, I can be bothered, with some veggies on the side.
Though you don’t need a recipe or me to tell you how to slice an avocado here it is…
Avocado on Toast
Lemon or lime
Salt & Pepper
1. Toast bread
2. Slice or smash avocado onto toast
3. Season with salt & pepper & a squeeze of lemon or lime
That’s it and if you ever happen to be passing this old cottage in the morning, stop by, there’ll often be avo on toast on the go…
What do you like on your toast?? I’d love to hear your different combos from wherever you are?
See you next time Beach Cottage lovelies.
Abbott’s Village Bakery is found in your local supermarket it’s full of lovely things! – and find out more about the world of Abbott’s Village Bakery at their Facebook page