For the toasts
  • 2 baguettes or batards or other 2 to 3-inch wide crusty long-loaves, cut into slices


Preheat oven to 350F or turn on broiler.

Arrange bread slices on cooling racks set over baking sheets. Either char breads under the broiler for a smoky toast or bake until lightly golden for a crispy, drier toast.