August 14, 2011

A Grown Up Grilled Cheese: Broiled Cheese on Rustic Bread

One of my favorite Comfort Foods:  Grilled Cheese

Friday night I was craving 'comfort food'.  My crazy busy schedule and the stress of everything has me on the go from about 6:am to 11:00 pm every day and sometimes I just want the world to STOP and I want to sit and eat something hot and comforting.  That day I had been thinking about grilled cheese.  Not just any grilled cheese, but a thick, hearty bread with various cheddars and gouda's.  When I found I would be alone at dinner time that evening I knew exactly what I would make myself!

Broiled Cheese Sandwich

2  pieces of your favorite thick, hearty bread
Butter, real
Various cheeses of almost any sort that you love

If you are using a hearth bread or ciabatta, slice it in half lengthwise to make 2 slices.  Butter the tops with a thin layer of real butter.  Place under the broiler in your oven just long enough to toast it and give it a golden, crispy layer.  Top with your favorite cheese(s).  I mix it up different each time but this time used shredded Cheddar, a Cheshire Cheddar from England, Gouda from Wisconsin and topped it with a slice of good old American.  Return the sandwich to the broiler for a minute or two until the cheese melts and starts to bubble.  Serve immediately with a bowl of hearty soup, or a salad or just as it is.

Slicing a hearth bread to make 2 slices

Top with your favorite cheeses; pictured it Cheshire Cheddar from England

Broil until melted and bubbly

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