Where would we be without the humble cheese toastie?
I like mine made with slices of batch bread, buttered on the outside and filled with sharp red cheddar, juicy tomatoes, thin slivers of onion and (here’s the twist) a little cumin, either whole or ground, depending what’s to hand. Mmmmm. If I’m feeling herby rather than spicy, then maybe a pinch of dried thyme or oregano instead of the cumin. The onion slivers might be replaced with spring onions, the batch bread for something wholegrain. Whatever the combination, you can create glorious little pockets of melted cheesiness in no time if you have one of those purpose-built sandwich toasters. Even if you have to put the toast into your toastie the old-fashioned way under the grill, well, that works too. Either way, it is quickly made and, while it may be unapologetically full fat, there’s no denying that there are times when it really does hit the spot!