Cheese on toast is really easy comfort food. It is one of those dishes that we all have different preferences for and the ingredients you use can make a big difference. My tip would be to try a few options and see what you like best.
First thing to select is the type of bread, if it is a treat there is nothing better than a fresh baked loaf. However simple sliced bread will work just fine. Most of us don’t have a fresh loaf hanging around every morning.
I toast the bread first, it doesn’t matter if you use the toaster or the grill just do the easiest option for you. You don’t want to over toast it as the bread will be going back under the grill with the cheese, you just want it to be slightly firm. If I am using thick bread then I use the grill, I tend to only toast one side very lightly.
Then spread with butter, this helps with moisture, without it the toast can be too dry.
I usually use cheddar but if its a special occasion I would go for gruyere cheese. Any hard cheese will work.
Slice the cheese and cover the toast. The bread needs to be covered with cheese but avoid it being too thick as it can become a bit too oily if there is more cheese than bread. You may want to play around with the cheese quantity to find your own preferences. Just remember the more cheese you add the more calories you are adding at the same time.
Grilled Cheese on Toast
Put the cheese on toast under the grill.
Keep a close eye on it as it can burn on the edges very easily. It is ready to come out once it is bubbling and starting to colour on top.
I like to take it out when lightly coloured as the cheese can start to dry out and the toast burn if left for too long.
Cheese on Toast options
Slimmers Tip: If you are watching your calories you can still enjoy cheese on toast with a few different choices. Use wholemeal bread from a 400g loaf, no butter and use a lighter cheese.
Mix it up: If you want a little kick to your cheese on toast add a splash of Worcestershire sauce. You can do this before or after it goes in the grill.
I do prefer a thick piece of bread for my cheese on toast but I am a big bread fan.
It can be a contoversial choice for some but I am pretty flexible on how to cut the toast. Keep it whole, half it, quarter it or cut in triangles.
Cheese on Toast
- 2 slices Bread
- 45 g Cheese
- Butter for spreading
- Turn on the grill to preheat
- Lightly toast the bread
- Butter the toast
- Top the bread with cheese
- Put the cheese on toast under the grill until bubbling and slightly coloured, this should take 4-5 minutes