Here is a loaf of bread which is a perennial favourite of mine: Irwin's Nutty Krust high-fibre plain bread.
It toasts very well indeed. I turn the toaster up several notches.
It does have a tendency occasionally to be misshapen upon purchase, which necessitates trimming the edges a little for insertion into the toaster.
No matter. The lucky birds get my crumbs.
The plain loaf is a traditional Ulster-Scots style of loaf. It has a dark, well-fired crust on the top and bottom of the bread.
There is no crust on the sides due to the unbaked loaves being stuck together in batches, baked together then torn into individual loaves afterwards.
This style of bread does not fit well in most modern toasters due to the greater height of the loaf. This was once the more widely available style of loaf in comparison to the now more common pan loaf.
Irwin's bakery is based at Portadown in County Armagh.
First published in November, 2012.