I very rarely have arguments with my boyfriend. But alas, after a seemingly innocent question about what my next blog post would be, to which I replied, “cheese toastie” an argument ensued:
“You can’t possibly be actually putting up a blog post about a toasted cheese sandwich”
“Yes, I can”
“No, you can’t, nobody needs a recipe for a toasted sandwich. Everyone knows how to make a toasted sandwich”
“Well, it’s ridiculous”
“I don’t care, I love toasted cheese sandwiches. It’s my blog, I can put up whatever I want.”
I do see his point, it is a bit much putting up a sandwich recipe. But this blog is just a collection of my favourite things to eat, and honestly the simpler something is to make while still tasting delicious the better! This is my 100th blog post, and while I probably should be putting up something impressive, I feel if I can’t blog about something I like to eat, then what’s the point! It’s also Irish Farmhouse Cheese Month and I am obsessed with cheese…. Or maybe I just wanted another excuse to make another cheese toastie… Either way, here we are. Bread, cheese and raspberries are some of my favourite things to eat, so why not squish them together in a melty, oozy and crispy sandwich?
I love the Temple Bar farmers market and go there every weekend that I’m in Dublin, and Corleggy Cheese is one of my favourite stalls- their cheeses are incredible and I really love their raw sheep milk cheese, which you can see melting out of the pictures above. I also tried the La Boulangerie Francaise stall last weekend for the first time and their fruit and walnut bread was incredible, which I used here. And really, who can go wrong with some good bread and good cheese?
Try the below to pimp out your standard cheese toastie, and see how the raspberries and fresh basil pack a flavour punch.
Ingredients (serves 1):
2 slices good quality bread (no sliced pan please)
4 slices good quality farmhouse cheese (I used sheep cheese)
A few basil leaves chopped
1 tsp butter
- Layer your cheese, raspberries and basil between your two slices of bread.
- Butter the outside of the sandwich and pop directly onto a baking tin and pop into an oven pre-heated t0 220C for 5-10 minutes (keep an eye on them, my oven always requires a really high heat, yours may be less so check it doesn’t burn.)