Is there anything more satisfying than a thick chunk of perfectly toasted bread, topped with a fresh tomato and a bit of cheese, or banana slices and a generous spread of Nutella?

One upside to five months of working from home, if you’ve been able to do so, is the opportunity for office workers to enjoy the simple pleasures of daytime meals made and eaten in your own kitchen. Toast is one of those easy meals best enjoyed at home— no one is trying to reheat avocado toast in the office microwave.

Have you crafted the perfect toast recipe during the pandemic?

Then Easy Tiger, purveyor of artisan breads and beers, has a challenge for you. The bakery is offering free bread for a year to one lucky winner of their toast recipe contest. All you have to do is post a photo of your toast (the bakery’s announcement says it has to be made with Easy Tiger bread) on Instagram and tag @EasyTiger and #EasyTigerToast with the recipe in the caption. You can enter as many times as you like (as long as you live in Austin) until Aug. 22.

The winner will be announced on Sunday, August 23.

Easy Tiger’s North Linc location at 6406 N Interstate 35 is still open for curbside pick-up and limited outdoor dining. The flagship downtown location at 709 E. Sixth St. is temporarily closed, though a new location at 3508 S. Lamar Blvd. is opening soon.

If toast isn’t your thing but you’re craving some locally made baked goods: You could always make bacon fat tortillas using chef Rick Lopez’s recipe, or skip the kitchen and get takeout biscuits from Little Ola’s.


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Recipe Contest: Win Free Bread for a Year! We’re looking for the ultimate toast recipe using Easy Tiger bread! Simply post a photo of your toast on Instagram with the recipe in the caption and you can enter to win one year of free Easy Tiger bread. Entries will be considered based on culinary creativity and great photography. How to Enter: Post your recipe using Easy Tiger Bread on Instagram and tag @easytigeratx and #EasyTigerToast Share the post on your Instagram Story and tag @easytigeratx There is no limit on how many times you can enter. Open to Austin area residents only. Contest ends Saturday August 22. Winner to be announced Sunday August 23.

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