Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Afternoon snack - Emmentaler & onion marmalade grilled cheese

This post is especially for my American friends, who love themselves a grilled cheese. I had a craving for a grilled cheese yesterday but decided a simple gouda or cheddar grilled cheese just wasn't enough, I wanted to add a little fancy and honestly was craving a sweet savoury combination. Emmentaler and onion marmalade it was.

What's the difference between a toasted sandwich and a grilled cheese you ask? Essentially, the cooking method.
The grilled cheese is made in a pan with butter. Slices of white bread spread with a thin layer of onion marmalade and filled with a few slices of emmentaler and organic Gouda. Place the sandwich in a preheated buttered pan toasting each side for 3 to 5 minutes till sides are golden. Then finish it off in a warm oven, just to get the perfect melt without burning the bread.

This is best for lunch or an afternoon snack, savoury with a touch of caramelised onion marmalade sweetness. Yum!