Posh Toasted Cheese Sandwich - Somerset Brie
I love toasted cheese sandwiches. I am suspicious of anyone who doesn't love toasted cheese sandwiches! I've tried several variations on the the cheese sandwich theme, but this is my favourite....after the traditional Cheddar toasted cheese sandwich, of course. It's cranberry and Somerset Brie!
Somerset Brie is a locally made cheese. It has a lovely, mild taste and melts into the most luxurious goo. Add the sweet-tart taste of cranberries, a couple of slices of home made bread, and you have my idea of heaven on a plate.
Simply spread a little cranberry pickle or cranberry sauce on to the bread. Add a few slices of brie* and place the sandwich into a hot frying pan. I don't even butter the bread, I like the crispness dry toasting gives the bread. Pop a lid on the frying pan, turn down the heat, and let the bread toast on one side for a couple of minutes. Turn the sandwich over and toast the other slice of bread. When the bread is golden, the brie melted and oozing, you are ready to serve.
I like to slice a crunchy apple to eat along with the sandwich. Apples and cheese are so delicious together. If you are a carnivore, try adding a couple rashers of fried bacon to the sandwich before toasting. The combination of salty bacon, soft cheese and tangy cranberry is wonderful! It's so simple, it's so satisfying and it's my LUNCH!
*For those unfortunate readers who can't get our local Somerset Brie, please try this dish with an ordinary brie. I am sure you will still enjoy it.