11.01.2011

Extravagant Grilled Cheese - Simple Recipe


The onion bread is baking right now its aroma is making my stomach growl.  Bread baking can only be improved by the smell of roasting onion.  However, I'm going to try by adding extra sharp aged cheddar, some thin slices of the last of the season's tomatoes and grilling the whole thing.  My mouth is watering just thinking about it. 

The onion bread recipe is Rosemary Onion Bread, minus the rosemary, as their isn't any fresh rosemary and dried rosemary just isn't the same.  I also substituted a cup of whole wheat flour for some of the unbleached. 


Cut off some fairly thin slices of bread.  Thin is good because it allows the heat to get to the cheese.  Assemble your sandwich: bread, cheese, tomato, bread.  Butter the bottom of the bottom piece of bread. 


On a grilled cheese sandwich it is important to cover it with a thin even coat of butter so it browns up and has that nice crunch!  I usually butter the top side while it is in the skillet.  Then when the cheese is starting to melt and the bottom is a lovely golden brown, flip! Toast up the other side and then eat while the cheese is still gooey and the bread is still crispy.  A nice glass of ice cold milk is also recommended. 

In hind site, I might have grilled the tomatoes separately first because they kept popping out side as I ate.  Luckily I have plenty of ingredients to try again.  Perhaps next time I'll make some tomato soup too!

14 comments:

  1. Oh comfort food. How wonderful when the weather turns chilly! Would love to try this with the homemade bread. Fantastic!

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  2. Simple yummy :) That rosemary bread sounds great!

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  3. Grilled cheese is my favorite!!

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  4. I love grilled cheese! My favorite combo is sourdough and Swiss. Which is funny because I don't like untoasted sourdough or unmelted Swiss. But grilled together in lots of butter, it becomes magical.
    Also, I have to have a pickle with my grilled cheese sammiches. Essential.

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  5. Sounds great. A nice bread is essential for a good grilled cheese !

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  6. Yum. This must be good with the rosemary bread.

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  7. Sounds delicious. Onion bread is so awesome but I've never had it with rosemary in it too. I bet it's fantastic... just as the sandwich sounds. YUMMY!

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  8. I can't remember the last time I had a grilled cheese. They always seem to put me off just because they look so dull and most of it is nasty bread from the store. But this grilled cheese sandwich looks amazing! Homemade bread?! Are you kidding me? Nothing beats that! The smell is divine as it bakes and that simply right there makes for a fantastic grilled cheese sandwich! I'm in love, what a fabulous recipe :)

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  9. Grilled Cheese is my favorite kind of sandwich, and this one looks superb!! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  10. The grilled cheese is so beautiful!

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  11. I still have rosemary in the garden - not much - but just enough. Now, this is grilled cheese! Who could ask for more...well maybe a slice of bacon.

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  12. There's nothing much better in life than a grilled cheese sandwich, especially made with rosemary and onion bread!

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