Foodies reveal the secrets of the perfect cheese toastie – and why a day-old sourdough will give you a café-standard dish
- Consumer outlet Choice has discovered how you can make the perfect sandwich
- The organization spoke with various experts who shared details about cheese
- They also shared some information about which bread offered a better basis
There is nothing more satisfying than the classic cheese toastie – cooked to golden brown perfection and served piping hot.
And although the sandwich is not easier to make – you only need bread, cheese and butter – it is handy to bring it to cafe quality, according to the Australian consumer outlet Choice.
The organization spoke with culinary experts, who revealed their top tips for making your best cheese toastie ever.
From which bread forms the crispy basis to the & # 39; melting & # 39; cheese that you can use, FEMAIL reveals their secrets.
Experts have revealed their best tips for making a sandwich sandwich as well as you would get in a cafe (stock image)
Choice taste test and owner of the outlet store Penny & # 39; s Cheese Shop in Sydney Penny Lawson was one of those who spoke Choice with knowledge from within.
Her café is well-known and loved, not only for its extensive assortment of cheese, but also for its delicious sandwiches.
Penny advised those who wanted to increase their cheese toastie game to consider using a day-old sourdough.
This is because the taste of the bread improves over time and there is less moisture.
& # 39; I think it's a better toastie, because slightly less moisture in the bread gives a crispy crust, & # 39; she told Choice.
When it comes to adding fillings, an expert said she wanted to add chopped chives, green onions or mayonnaise
Penny wasn't the only one who thought sourdough was the best bread to use.
Choice kitchen expert, Fiona Mair, agreed, but said that if sourdough was not available, any thick sliced bread would suffice.
The couple also gave their best advice for selecting cheeses, with Penny saying she preferred a combination of cheeses.
Expert Penny Lawson said she is a fan of combining melted cheeses such as Gruyere with Cheddar (stock image)
She said she liked to combine a cheddar with other types of cheese, especially those that melt easily.
These can be Gruyere cheese, mozzarella cheese or alpine cheese.
More intensely flavored cheeses can also be added, Penny said.
One thing both agreed upon was that cheese should be grated instead of sliced.
It is clear that grated cheese melts more evenly when it is cooked.
Butter was also discussed by the couple, with Penny saying she had not used the spread to cook her three-layer sandwiches.
Fiona said that she not only preferred butter, but that she first pressed grated Parmesan cheese for an extra layer of crusty bread.
& # 39; If you cook it, you will get a nice golden Parmesan crust, & # 39; she said.
Do you have to use mayonnaise instead of butter to create a golden hue?
* Australian food writer Tristan Lutz says the use of mayonnaise is more effective because it becomes more evenly browned and gives you a crisper, melting, tastier result & # 39 ;.
* In essence, the mayonnaise turns into a thin layer of oil that covers the outer layer of your grilled cheese and ensures that it does not burn: creating a perfectly melted, sticky, cheese snack.
Source: Tristan Lutz via Daily Mail Australia
Finally, the duo debated the merits of adding spices and extra & # 39; s.
Fiona said she would like to add a little pepper or cayenne pepper for & # 39; a little spice & # 39 ;. Her sandwiches can contain finely chopped chives, green onions or mayonnaise.
She said she cooked her sandwiches using a large frying pan or pan over low heat.
In addition, sandwiches can be cooked in an oven on a flat dish or in a sandwich press.
Penny, who cooks her sandwiches under the grill, said she is a fan of adding raw chopped onion or chopped chives to her creations after the cheese has melted.
However, she will never add tomatoes.
& # 39; I am, however, an absolute "hard no" for fresh tomato in the sandwich (but it is OK if it is served with it), "she said.
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