Introduction: Cayenne Toasts

About: Tate is an artist, occasionally a curator, author, social designer as well as a frequent workshop facilitator focusing on utilization of available materials, tools and site specificity.
Since I was a child we always had these delicious little snacks around Christmas and now I can't even imagine Christmas without them although you should feel free to make them any time of year. Something about the combination of spicy-sweet crunch of these makes them an addictive little snack.

To make Cayenne Toasts you'll need the following ingredients:
  •  2 or 3 French Bread Loaves
  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Cayenne Pepper (*this quantity usually gets doubled or tripled in our house)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Finely Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Onion Powder
To prepare the Cayenne Toasts:
  1. Preheat oven to 200F/95C degrees.
  2. Mix ingredients (except for the bread) and set aside.
  3. Cut the French bread into 1/4 inch slices.
  4. Place slices on un-greased baking sheets
  5. Lightly coat one side of each bread slice with a pastry brush, being sure to whisk the topping mixture regularly to prevent seasonings for settling.
  6. Dry in preheated oven until crisp, about 1 hour.
  7. Remove and cool.
  8. Enjoy!
*Store in airtight containers until served or up to 2 days. Cooled toasts can be packed in freezer containers and frozen up to 2 months. Re-crisp frozen toasts in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 5 to 7 minutes.
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