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Toasted Cheese Sandwiches

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"Cut from a nice fat Cheshire, or any good rich cheese, some slices about½inch thick, and place them between some slices of brown bread-and-butter, like sandwiches. Place them on a plate in the oven, and, when the bread is toasted, serve on a napkin very hot and very quickly." (Mrs.B)


Original Receipt in 'The Book of Household Management', 1861, edited by Isabella Beeton (See Mrs.B)

CHEESE SANDWICHES.
1641. INGREDIENTS: Slices of brown bread-and-butter, thin slices of cheese.
Mode: Cut from a nice fat Cheshire, or any good rich cheese, some slices about½ inch thick, and place them between some slices of brown bread-and-butter, like sandwiches. Place them on a plate in the oven, and, when the bread is toasted, serve on a napkin very hot and very quickly.
Time: 10 minutes in a brisk oven.
Average cost: 1-½d. each sandwich.
Sufficient: Allow a sandwich for each person.
Seasonable: at any time.




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