Here, forthwith, is my recipe for milk toast. One of these days, when you come home crabby and cold-ridden, it may be the divine intervention you require. And it takes four minutes to prepare, even in a kitchen without a microwave.
Scald 1 cup of whole milk.
Toast 1 slice of good-quality bread.
Butter the toast with real butter.
Tear the toast into bite-sized pieces and put them into your prettiest soup plate or cereal bowl.
Pour the hot milk over the toast.
Sprinkle with salt, freshly ground pepper, and Hungarian paprika.
Take a deep breath of the rising steam before eating.