Cheeky Cheese on Toast Snack

  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Serves: 1
  • Level: easy

‘…any good cheese on good bread is a winner.’

Leo Williamson
'This is the official house breakfast. Dad likes to make his own bread but that's optional. We like Cornish Yarg, but let's face it...'

What you need

Toast

Cheese

 

 

 



Dad's Recipe Tales

Cold cheese + hot toast. Unbeatable minimalist combo.

This may sound like an obvious combination, but I do not believe it is a very English tradition to add sliced cold cheese to toast. It seems more European, where it is more familiar served as part of a ‘Continental’ style breakfast. Certainly the ‘Continentals’ understand how to eat a satisfying, but relatively small amount for breakfast without being overloaded with say, the fried protein in a a ‘full-English’. Sliced cold cheese on toast is my breakfast of choice.

This goes a little beyond the symbiotic relationship of cheese and bread; and it is not an excuse to source fancy bread or expensive cheese (any types will do). It is more about the contrasting effects of hot and cold food. Some taste combinations are far more interesting when you add a temperature difference: think of hot chilli and cold yoghurt, or hot potatoes and cold ham, or ice cream and hot fudge! The same is true of hot toast and cold cheese.

How Dad Cooked It

The bread should be toasted and immediately buttered and covered with a thin slice of cheese.

I find mild cheeses are fine for this – my favourite( at the moment is) Cornish Yarg – but bog standard cheddar is good too.

I like to try out different condiments from the store cupboard, such as shichimi togarashi and olives.

Categories:

Post a Comment

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Strawberry Flan

This is based on an Erdbeer-Biskuit-Kuchen recipe from a German fruit flan cookbook. I was given the book during a recent trip to Germany by our hosts during ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ (traditional coffee and cake social just after lunch). This flan was served with the coffee and I was surprised that the base was homemade. So I found my own special sponge tin, did some translating and started baking. There are many quick cheats for this recipe which means it can be knocked up in no time. Or there is the full WDC method which will take a little longer…

This is based on an Erdbeer-Biskuit-Kuchen recipe from a German fruit flan cookbook. I was given the book during a recent trip to Germany by our hosts during 'Kaffee und Kuchen' (traditional coffee and cake social just after lunch). This flan was served with the coffee and I was surprised that the base was homemade. So I found my own special sponge tin, did some translating and started baking. There are many quick cheats for this recipe which means it can be knocked up in no time. Or there is the full WDC method which will take a little longer...
Sunday, April 8, 2018

Pappardelle with Parma Ham

Another ‘leftover’ from an Easter anti pasto and another recipe worth posting.

Another 'leftover' from an Easter anti pasto and another recipe worth posting.
Friday, April 6, 2018

Quick Lasagne with Tuna and Sliced Vegetables

This is one of the best things I have made. A moment of serendipity, just when you can’t imagine what to cook, something rather good comes out of nowhere…

This is one of the best things I have made. A moment of serendipity, just when you can't imagine what to cook, something rather good comes out of nowhere...
Foodies100 Index of UK Food Blogs
Foodies100


Copyright © 2018. All rights reserved. Recipes and photos created by Mr. WDC.