Wednesday, November 3, 2010

thinking too hard makes your head explode

Right, well it is that kind of year again. The great unwashed student population have descended upon the 24hr libraries and you suddenly find yourself wishing you did the required reading and went to the lectures. It is swotvac and you are sitting at your laptop, procrastinating, watching youtube and avoiding study.

Thats fine you just need some thing truly tasty to get you right back on track. What could possibly be better in this wet rainy weather than a grilled cheese sandwich? I am here to suggest you revamp this old favourite and let yourself eat some carbs. After all you earned it with that full hour of looking at lecture slides.Grab a fry pan, some white or rye bread, a soft melty cheese, a nashi or firm pear and get ready to wow your scholarly taste buds.

Nashi and Gouda Grilled Cheese

So we all know that apple and cheddar are a winner so lift this combo with a sweeter nuttier Gouda and a crunchy juicy nashi.

1. Slice both the nashi and Gouda thinly so that you can can get plenty of layering going.

2. Then heat up your pan, the best kind is a cast iron, but just work with what is on hand. You will need it to be at a medium heat.

3. While your pan is heating up butter your chosen bread, then when hot put it butter side down on the pan.

4. Start laying. Put a layer of the Gouda down first then some nashi then some more gouda. The cheese will help to hold everything together and give you that great ozzy melt.

5. Top with the other piece of bread, butter side up. You can at this point push down gently on the whole sandwich with your spatula to help the cheese stick.

6. When the bread starts to look golden. About 5 mins. Carefully flip it, and i mean carefully as you don't want to loose all your filling.

7. Cook on the other side for another 5 mins until cheese is melted and the bread is golden.

Now take it out, slice it up and enjoy in the knowledge that even if you fail your arts degree, at least you can make a dam good toasty.

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