Posted: July 24, 2011
The humble sliced loaf came in to being in 1928, invented by a chap called Otto Frederick Rohwedder. Smart guy! In 1943 it was actually banned in America from January till March. It has now become the convenient mainstay of the West.
I personally am not a fan of the sliced stuff unless it’s toasted. Because then it tastes completely different!
I am a HUGE toast fan.
Toast & *peanut butter (crunchy) *jam (blackcurrant or strawberry) *chocolate spread (Nutella is the King) *soft cheese (Philaedelphia, Boursin etc) *pate… sometimes just on it’s own, super hot, with lashings of butter. Mmmmmmm!
You will need: Sliced bread, cheese, Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
Turn on the grill.
Slice enough cheese to cover two slices of bread.
Place bread under the grill. Toast one side then turn over & very lightly toast the other. Remove slices.
On the less toasted side arrange your cheese slices.
Place back under grill until cheese is bubbling.
Make sure you don’t burn the edges! When it is ready, remove toast from the grill & place on a plate.
Add a dash of L&P Worcestershire sauce.
A little word about the cheese – it has to be a hard cheese as they melt perfectly. Think Cheddar or Double Gloucester.
Posted: July 19, 2011
Bread. Apparently we’ve been eating it for at least 30,000 years.
We eat it all over the world,from a traditional white sliced loaf to a tortilla, from a chapatti to a rye loaf, from flatbread to sourdough.
Here in the West it is certainly our staple diet! Celebrities endorse it… & there’s nothing wrong with a bit of healthy self-promotion…
Bread is so integral to our society in ways I haven’t really considered before. If you are the key earner in your household then you are the ‘breadwinner’. If something you see is absolutely-oh-my-god-amazing it is quite simply the best thing since sliced bread. If you can’t go out ’cause you got no dough’ you haven’t got any money!
For breakfast we have cereal or toast. For lunch maybe a nice sandwich.. or how about a baguette or panini? And when you go out for dinner in the evening, oh my, isn’t that a bread roll just by your elbow?
Here it’s cheap. Students are jokingly known to survive purely on beans on toast. It’s also incredibly versatile!
I am going on a bread journey. I shall start with the humble English loaf*. Feel free to come along for the ride 😉
*Read as: pre-packaged sliced loaf!