I bet that, like me, you often don’t have time to make yourself lunch before you set off for work. This means that come lunchtime, you head for the nearest supermarket or coffee bar to buy yourself an expensive sandwich – which you end up not really enjoying. You just eat it to fill yourself up and give you energy for the rest of the afternoon.
For a little bit of fun and to show you what a difference there is between a shop-bought cheese and tomato sandwich and a freshly made one, here’s a small article on how I make my sandwiches, with some photos.
You’ll need four slices of good granary bread. We buy a few sliced loaves from our baker’s and freeze them. When I make my sandwiches I take the slices out of the freezer, add my ingredients and by the time lunchtime arrives, they’ve defrosted.
You’ll also need good butter to spread thinly on one slice of the bread, and some good French mayonnaise to spread thinly over the other slice of the bread.
- 2 slices Granary bread
- Several slices good Cheddar cheese
- 1 tomato, sliced
- Blob of French mayonaisse
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Thinly slice some good mature Cheddar cheese (or your preferred cheese) and add to one of the slices of the bread.
- Thinly slice some good quality tomatoes and lay as many pieces as you like on top of the cheese.
- Sprinkle the tomatoes with good quality salt and grated black pepper.
- Place the one buttered slice (without cheese and tomatoes) on top of the cheese and tomatoes.
- Cut in half and wrap in clingfilm
You’ll notice that I use the word ‘good’ all the way through. Why bother making a sandwich yourself if you are not going to use good ingredients? Even with the best ingredients your sandwich will be a lot cheaper and so much more tastier.