Snacks: Try this tasty, toasted sugar-daddy treat!

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Sugar-Daddy toast is fun and yummy!

This is not about the caramel candy known as a Sugar Daddy, although that is tasty alright. This is about making a simple treat with few ingredients.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Bread slices.
  • Butter or Margarine.
  • Sugar.
  • Oven broiler.

Background:
Growing up in a large family had some advantages. One of them was that I learned how to toast a dozen or more slices of bread at once; by using the oven broiler. Of course, I’d have to turn each piece over to get both sides toasted, but it was still quicker than any two, or even four-slice toaster.

We would often toast nearly a whole loaf of bread for a family breakfast, and sometimes we experimented by adding a few extra ingredients to spice up otherwise boring toast.

The Sugar-Daddy Invention:
I think it might have been one of my older brothers who first came up with the idea of creating a “Sugar-Daddy” toast under the oven broiler.

He made his Sugar-Daddy by spreading butter on plain, untoasted bread — usually real butter in those days — then he’d sprinkle sugar onto the buttered bread; then he’d put it into the oven under the broiler, and he’d watch it as the sugar and butter began to become like caramel under the heat.

Of course, the Sugar-Daddy would have to be removed before anything burned to a crisp!

The yummy outcome:
When the Sugar-Daddy came out of the broiler, we’d have to wait a few minutes for it to cool, before trying it out. Once cooled, we’d bite into it with fervor; always enjoying that sweet, buttery flavor that had soaked into the bread.

More innovations:
As time went on, we learned a few more tricks to enhance the original Sugar-Daddy. One tasty extra we discovered was peanut butter.  Then, peanut butter and jelly!

Sides:
Of course, nothing goes better with Sugar-Daddies than a cold glass of milk. But, I’m sure your favorite drink will make your Sugar-Daddy a special treat as well!

Tips & Warnings

  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients.
  • Do not attempt in small toaster ovens.
  • Do not place oven rack too close to broiler when heating your Sugar-Daddies.
  • Always watch closely while creating these under oven broiler; remove if butter becomes too hot, as fire could result.
  • This creation might not be considered “healthy diet” fare; real butter and pure sugar probably should be used sparingly.
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