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Sometimes even a classic needs a little upgrade.

Cinnamon toast is such a comforting food, so simple to make and yet so delicious — which is why we were shocked when we discovered there is a way to improve on the staple.

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This recipe from Raquel Pelzel’s book Toast definitely takes it to the next level. It takes a little extra effort, but its 100% worth it when you take that first bite. Trust us.

Here are the basics:

  • Toast the bread under the oven’s broiler, buttering the toast before you put it in.
  • Make a cinnamon infused simple syrup, which is much easier than it sounds.
  • Brush the simple syrup on to the toast and sprinkle with a classic cinnamon sugar topping.
  • Fry the bread, face down in a pan with butter, until the sugar topping cooks and the crusts start to caramelized. To speed up the cooking, you can place a plate on top of the bread to press it down.

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See, a few extra steps are totally going to be worth the custardy center and caramelized crusts. Give it a try, and be careful not to get addicted.

Find the full recipe on Tasting Table.

Jessie Taylor is a freelance writer and crafter who is currently traveling the U.S. in search of her ideal place to live and the perfect cup of coffee. Follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter.
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