1 Thick slice of bread – any sort
50g grated Lancashire crumbly or creamy cheese
I tablespoon chutney (mango or green tomato)
1 red onion
Butter for the toast
Prep to Cook:
Chopping board, knife, teaspoon, plate and serving plate
Prep: 1. Prep the toast:
Thickly slice a piece of bread and put under the grill
Butter the toast when golden and plate on metal baking tray
Spread the chutney over the butter
2. Prep the topping:
Grate the Lancashire cheese
Peel and thickly slice across a white onion
Press the slices to release the onion rings
Position 3 or 4 of the onion rings over the toast
Cover with grated cheese
3. Prep to go:
Cook under a hot grill until the cheese is melted, bubbling and golden
Remove the baking tray, lift the toast and serve immediately
Ploughman’s toast merges chutney, onion and golden cooked cheese to make delicious farmhouse fare that never fails and is affordable. I cannot think of a better cheese to cook with than Lancashire. I was born there so I suppose I am allowed that indulgence.
Cooks Know How: You will use basic ingredients to create a hugely satisfying snack. You will see how cheese melts and browns and drips over the ingredients placed underneath to smother them. The proteins in the cheese then set to hold the other ingredients in place. You will develop your skills in bringing out flavour combinations using chutney to develop the sweeter edge and onion to add tang and crunch. You will see how fast grilling is as a cooking method and learn that this snack is cheaper than a pizza and better!
Develop your creative flair by cutting a loaf lengthwise and using a real slab of bread as the base layer to make a snack for a crowd. Think about adding more vegetables such as tomato slices, thick mushrooms and top them all off with the gorgeous texture and flavour from Lancashire cheese.