Why, hello there handsome sandwich, so lovely to meet you. Even better to EAT you!
I love grilled cheese sandwiches. Lately, I've been buying grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches from the cafeteria at work when I forget, nay, am too lazy to prepare a lunch for myself. There is so much more to a grilled cheese sandwich than the name; so many opportunities to mix and match ingredients and create new flavours.
I had the inspiration to make a grilled cheese sandwich with sharp, old cheddar cheese, salty prosciutto and sweet Gala apple. To be honest, I was thinking about it and salivating my entire walk home from work one afternoon. I remember that walk like it was yesterday. It was torture.
This sandwich was certainly delicious, but I was wishing I'd added a little more sweet since the cheese and prosciutto were quite salty. The apple wasn't quite sweet enough on its own, he needed back-up. I often dip my grilled cheese in some (evil) ketchup, but this sandwich needed something more. So, instead of the ketchup I used my Mom's home-made cranberry chutney and man it was good! I think I'll try adding the chutney right into the sandwich on my next grilled cheese adventure.
Another combination that I adore is blue cheese and pear and I have an amazing recipe for a grilled blue cheese and pear sandwich with port reduction. But I'm saving that one for a later date. Suspense people!
prosciutto, gala, old cheddar grilled cheese sandwich
ingredients: (personalize the amounts to your taste)
2 slices bread (any type you like)
thin slices of Prosciutto
thin slices of Gala Apple
slices of aged cheddar cheese
Heat a fry pan on medium heat. Butter one side of each piece of bread and layer the prosciutto, apple and cheddar cheese. Add to fry pan, butter side out and fry until bread is golden and crispy and cheese is melted.
*Try adding chutney, honey mustard or apple butter to add a little more sweet to the sandwich.
These are the easiest biscuits I have ever made. These are the most delicious biscuits I have ever tasted. These little guys are so simple and tasty I can't think of much else to write about!
The only thing I would change next time I make these would be to shape the dough into a circle rather than a rectangle, as it instructs in the recipe, so they turn out looking like the more traditional biscuits I know.
I also should have spaced them a little further apart, but I'm not superficial, they were beautiful in my eyes.
Make this recipe your own by adding ingredients like cheddar cheese or dried fruit or anything else that inspires you!
cream biscuits (courtesy of The Kitchn)
2 cups spelt flour
2 1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream (divided)
Preheat over to 425F and place a layer of parchment paper across the bottom and up the sides of an 8"x8" pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients until combined. Stir in all but 1/4 cup of the cream. Dump onto a floured work surface and add the remainging cream to the dry bit left in the bowl. Scrape out and add to dough already on the work surface. Knead briefly (30 seconds) until the dough comes together.
Shape dough into a long rectangle and cut in half length-wise; then cut each piece into four pieces horizontally. Place the biscuits in the pan, leaving a little space in between each so they have room to grow. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden.