Though modest and unassuming, a simple piece of toast is revered in my book. It makes a reliable base for any meal. The possibility of toppings is endless - eggs, vegetables, dips, meat, cheese... I often have a fresh baguette or Italian loaf on hand, and use whatever day-old bread is left over to make crispy crostini.
When tomatoes are in season, I like to make this version with creamy whole milk ricotta, floral honey, and a bit of aromatic thyme. The simple combination of savory, sweet and umami flavors cannot be beat. Serve this with a poached egg for breakfast, whip some up for a snack, or pass some around during apéro hour. This recipe proves just how outstanding the humble toast can be when paired with a few good ingredients.