Revisiting oven baked cheese toastiesPosted by Fiona Nevile in Kitchen equipment, Snacks Breakfast Lunch, Vegetarian | 6 comments
I was going to write about Darina Allen’s toasties and when I looked the recipe up on the Internet I discovered that I’d written about them before. On Friday, faced with two crusts of bread, a lump of cheese and two bantam eggs I made them again using Andrew this time. They were scrummy. If you are going down the Andrew route put the toasties on the metal tray on the lowest rack and grill for 12-15 mins at 200c. Just enough time to have a shower and dress before brunch!
And of course, cheese on toast is the perfect excuse to tuck into some homemade piccalilli. I made loads of this late summer and I’m so pleased that I did as it is totally moreish.
On the Andrew front we are using him a lot. Our electricity meter is difficult to get to but it’s worth snaking into the wardrobe where it lives to check our electricity use. This has dropped significantly – we were using a large family style oven to cook for two. It took 20 minutes to heat up before starting to cook – Andrew takes 5 minutes max. I’ve found that it’s not really worth cooking vegetables in Andrew – except roast veg and baked potatoes. Vegetables like calabrese take an age wrapped in tin foil and they can be cooked very quickly in a steamer on the stove top. We are still getting to grips with cooking on two levels and using the extension collar. I’ve discovered that he can make a mean fried egg. To date I’m delighted with our kitchen assistant.
I can’t wait to use Andrew for making bread as you are able to prove the dough in Andrew – this is fantastic as it’s always difficult to find somewhere warm enough to do this in the cottage.
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