Friday, February 13, 2009
That's not a cheese sandwich...
THIS is a Cheese sandwich!
Ever thought a cheese sandwich is just that...grab some cheese and whack it on some bread? No fear... Mrs Beeton has an entire recipe for a cheese sandwich... actually an entire section for sandwiches...
So without further ado I present
INGREDIENTS. - Cheshire or Cheddar cheese
anchovy-essence or paste
white or brown bread
salt and pepper
METHOD. - Grate the cheese finely, then either pound or work it until smooth with a little seasoning, anchovy-essence or paste, and as much butter as is needed to form the whole into a soft paste. Have ready some thin slices of bread and butter, spread the cheese preparation on half of them, cover with the remainder, press well, trim, and shape.
As you can see I didn't quite pound my cheese enough to make it smooth... and I added a touch too much anchovy paste... but it was quite tasty and would make a good savoury addition for an afternoon tea. And I learned a new way of making a cheese sandwich.