Meanwhile, to prepare Thyme Toast, in a large skillet, heat 3 tablespoons oil. Remove from heat, and add thyme sprigs to hot oil. Let steep, off heat, for 5 minutes, and then remove sprigs. Add 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves to oil. Preheat oven to 450°, and line a sheet pan with foil. Brush both sides of bread slices with flavored oil. Toast in oven 3–4 minutes, flip bread over and toast another 3–4 minutes. Let toast cool slightly before cutting into cubes.