07 January 2014

Comfort Cheese Toastie


After the excess of Christmas and New Year, sometimes it's good to have something simple and quick to put together for dinner.

You might be looking at that toastie and thinking it looks excessive, but my advice is serve it with salad you'll feel much better about it!

I usually like a cheddar and onion toastie or a cheddar and tomato toastie, both with plenty of freshly ground black pepper, but this time I wanted to reproduce a toastie.

It was a toastie I had one day in The Pancake Place, where Cooper and I were having a lunch date after I picked him up from nursery.

We've taken Cooper to restaurants with us since he was a baby and he does enjoy it, but there is a simple pleasure about  The Pancake Place. A colouring sheet and crayons, some homemade macaroni cheese, a milkshake and the hope that there might be a pancake to share.

I didn't want anything heavy so I decided to have a cheese toastie, but I was surprised to see there was mayonnaise in it. It was a bit like the cheese savoury sometimes offered in sandwich shops.

I decided to go with it, even though I thought it a bit odd and it was delicious. The filling was all cheesey, creamy and melted, perked up with spring onions. I know it's calorific, but if you need quick comfort food look no further.

Enjoy!




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Comfort Cheese Toastie
A luxurious toastie filling of cheese mayonnaise and spring onions. It's velvety and delicious!
Ingredients
  • 4 slices wholemeal bread
  • 120g mature cheddar
  • 4-6 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • a pinch of paprika
  • a good grinding of freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
1. Grate the cheddar in a bowl and add the spring onions, paprika and black pepper and mix together with the mayonnaise.2. Lightly toast the bread.3. Place 2 slices of toast in a toastie machine/panini grill/george foreman grill and cover each with cheese filling, then top with the other slices of toast and cook grill until the cheese has melted and the toast is crisp and golden.4. Serve with salad5. Enjoy!
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Yield: Serves 2



I am entering my toastie into this month's Cheese Please. The theme is Comfort Food and Winter Warmers. Tick! Tick!

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post and I have no relationship with Pancake Place.

40 comments:

  1. I've made a few toasties with mayonnaise before (http://ninegrandstudent.wordpress.com/2012/03/10/posh-rarebit-aka-creamy-cheese-on-toast-with-bacon-and-mushrooms-2/) and I always think they turn out really nicely. My favourite garlic bread recipe relies on mayonnaise too!

    I will definitely try out your toastie recipe once my holidays are over, it looks delicious :)

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    1. Huh, I am late to this. I would never have thought of adding it, but it does make it velvety and scrumptious.

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  2. that is a bit fancy but looks yummy - I quite like cheese and tomato sauce if I really want a bit of childhood comfort - I remember that horror as a child of my mum putting black pepper on her melted cheese but now I love it.

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    1. Oh I need lots of black pepper on melted cheese, it's a must!

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  3. Melty cheese is always good!

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  4. oh my, that looks amazing. I've been eating too much cheese over Christmas & been craving veggies, now I'm on the veggies I want that cheese toastie!

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    1. Haha, that is always the way of it! I have been good yesterday and today. Fasted them under 500 in evenings both days.

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  5. Ooh that cheese looks good definitely very comforting :)

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  6. Oh dear! That does nothing to help my New Year healthy-eating regime. I am addicted to cheese toasties and this look particularly scrumptious. A favourite of mine is cheese with onion marmalade. The marmalade goes all melty and delicious too.

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    1. Oh that sounds wonderful Antonia. I think I would love that!

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  7. Mmm sounds lovely, will try adding some mayo and see! Thanks...

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    1. Let me know what you think. I was surprised, I probably would have said "oh no!" before I tried it.

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  8. I have fond memories of being very much younger and cheese toasties was all I would order when out! Love love love a good cheese toastie! I recently discovered mango chutney and cheese toasties - sounds a bit wrong but is soooooo tasty!! Love the idea of adding spring onions to the filling!

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  9. seriously - Cheese toastie is my ultimate meal - I would love off cheese toasties and nothing else if I could. Getting a craving for one now!

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    1. Hehe, they are good, but I don't think I could live off them Clare :)

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  10. I've used mayonnaise in a macaroni cheese before but have to say I couldn't really tell! I'll have to give this a try. Love a cheese toastie, with red onions please :) Definitely, definitely comfort food. Thanks for sharing with this month's Cheese, Please! Challenge.

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  11. Nothing (and I do mean nothing!) beats a good cheese toastie... Swoon!!

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  12. I've never tried cheese with mayonnaise before, thank you for this recipe, gotta try it now!

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  13. I do love a good cheese toastie. Perfect winter comfort food, and so quick to make :)

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    1. That's the joy of them, they aren't a heavy meal and can be made in a flash.

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  14. There's just something about melty cheese isn't there? I've just had a huge curry for lunch so cannot be hungry but I'm looking at that photo and thinking 'mmmm, melted cheese'!

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    1. Haha, yes, melty cheese does that to you :)

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  15. This is a kind of toast I would eat with pleasure every morning :) I love loaded toasties!

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    1. Me too. Don't have them often though. I often forget about them, but they are sometimes just perfect for a quick meal!

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  16. One of my favourite toasties is the EAT club which has melted cheese and mayo. So wrong it is right. Great stripes on your bread too.

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    1. Ahhh, well this was a first for me, but I do like it. I made my toastie in my George Foreman Grill and turned it as it cooked, hence the stripes.

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  17. Delish! We had cheese toasties tonight - simple and quick. Next time I'll try your recipe x

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    1. I hope you like it too, let me know Ren :)

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  18. This looks yummy! Where does the mayo come in - I can't spot it in the recipe directions? Was wondering whether it's mixed in with the cheese or spread on the bread - I've seen it both ways.

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    1. I'm glad you spotted that Becca. Ooops! I think I might need a proof reader. I've changed it. It's actually mixed in with the cheese and spring, a bit like making a sandwich topping.

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  19. Oh this looks delicious. Such neat stripes too! I'm a bit obsessed with all of the grilled cheese sandwiches on Pinterest.

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    1. Thanks Sarah, they can get you that way ;)

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  20. Oh yum. I want aaaaaalll the toasties right now!

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