Have you seen these handy dandy new toast press sets in the dollar section of Target? You get two cute little toast presses in each package. The designs I have found so far include a smiley face, a heart, a sunshine, and a teddy bear. Each design also has a word. I especially love the sunshine Hello! which reminds me of all the ladies doing the #hellomorning challenge and because I greet my kids with the phrase “Good Morning Sunshine.” quite often first thing in the a.m.. I personally wanted a Hello Sunshine piece of toast this morning to reward myself for getting up so early!
Since these sets come from the dollar section, they do not come with much in the way of instruction. The package just has a very tiny picture! I decided to do a bit of experimenting. I love making milk toast for my kids and it is something that I don’t do often enough so I started with that. To make milk toast, you simple color some milk with food coloring, paint it onto the bread, and then pop it into the toaster. The milk will dry out in the toaster and you will have a lovely piece of colored toast. The possibilities with making milk toast are whole ‘nother post! With the added dimension of the toast press you can have even more fun. Here are some tips for working with the toast press:
* Press really hard and make sure the indentation is very clear.
* Use a food safe paint brush.
*For milk toast, dark colors of food coloring work best.
* If you are making milk toast, use a very fine paint brush for the letters.
* Make your toast dark enough to show the design. I had to set my toaster on 4 to make the design really pop.
Now, why would you want to use a toast press? The obvious reason is to make the morning or lunch time special for your kids. How wonderful to open your boxed lunch and find a message from Mom on your sandwich! What a splash you would make if you used a toast press when you make breakfast after a sleepover or at your child’s summer camp. You could also use a toast press as a reward for a job well done, and as a motivator to get your picky eater eating.