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18 Slices Of Doorstop Toast In An Aga Oven - all at once!

We are always looking for ways for you to save money whilst feeding a hungry house full of family and friends!

One benefit of the Electrikit conversion is that you can turn off the hotplates, saving money by only using them as and when you need them. 

Toast cooked on an Aga range cooker hotplate slathered in melting salty butter is one of the simple pleasures that pulls on the heartstrings of those that are lucky enough to own one. Light and crunchy on the outside, still fluffy on the inside 'like clouds!'.

How to cook toast on an AGa range cooker
I took a stroll to the farm shop this morning and grabbed a soft floured sandwich loaf from the wonderful Hobbs House Bakery - such a treat! And a soft bar of butter - salty of course!


Into our roasting oven at 220℃ I placed one of our full size shallow trays, and on the next set of runners a traditional oven shelf.

I counted that I could fit 18 slices of toast into the grooves stood on end - no flipping needed - this method cooks both sides! I stood the slabs of freshly sliced bread up on end like soldiers and slid the tray combo back into the oven.


After 17 mins both sides of the toast were light golden and even, the edges were darker and crunchy - texture like a french melba. The inside was light, fluffy and yielding.


This is such a good life hack because..


  • You can cook a huge load of toast at once - time saving
  • Also means you can feed everyone at once!
  • Those that like darker toast - place slices closer to the oven sides, lighter toast is placed in the middle of the tray - suits all!
  • Frees up the hotplates for shallow frying!
  • Or means that you need not use the hotplates at all - saving money!
  • The bottom of the roasting oven floor is brilliant for laying toast on, but they are not always spotless! 
Katy Boys

Katy Boys

Katy is a rural girl at heart. She loves long walks, home cooking, paddling in rivers, warm fires and socks and stomping in leaves with her children. After studying ‘drawing stuff’ at university in Bath, Katy spent 10 years selling wares and managing folk at Habitat in Bath. Welcoming children into her world prompted her to return to drawing things, people and places from home. This led her to us at Blake & Bull and the rest is history. She draws our stuff, provides cuddles for the office dog, and is here to chat to you lovely lot.