Do you remember, about two weeks ago when I talked about Marie's sandwich contest, her Show Us Your Sarnie Blog Event? Well, after much deliberation, list-making, tasting and testing (Dear Husband is such a good sport about taste-testing!) ...I've come up with my sandwich contestant for the event. (Here's a shot of two of the sandwiches in progress.)
Ta-Da...The Lancaster Sarnie! This sandwich was inspired by sandwiches Dear Husband and I ate at a coffee house in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, when we were in the States last spring. I've made many variations of this sandwich recipe, but have tweaked it to near perfection here. I usually use walnut bread, but could not get this kind at the supermarket bakery, nor had I time to make my own. So here I've used a delicious multi-grain bread. Raisin bread is also a good choice. The filling of thin sliced pear, blue cheese and mango chutney makes for a surprising, exciting taste sensation! (A tart apple, like Granny Smith, could be used in place of the pear, and a few leaves of fresh spinach also makes for variation.) Give it a try when you're feeling tired of your same old sandwich. We made this over the weekend--it's a terrific snack.
Lancaster Sarnie --for one sandwich
2 slices walnut bread
1/2 pear, thinly sliced (I leave the peel on)
2 thin slices of blue cheese (Gorgonzola or Stilton)
1 Tablespoon mango chutney
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F/180 degrees C. Line a baking tray with a piece of parchment paper. Divide the mango chutney and spread evenly over the two slices of bread. On one slice of bread layer the pear and then cheese slices. Place other bread slice on top, with chutney side next to the cheese slices. Place the sandwich on the prepared bake tray and heat in the oven for approximately 8-10 minutes. Sandwich is ready when cheese is melty and bread lightly toasted.
If you'd like to have a go entering a super sandwich of your own for this fun contest, you can submit it to Marie by September 30th.
Sadly, we did not make it to that apple harvest festival this weekend... I just wasn't quite fit enough. The good news is that we may be able to take in a festival or two while we're visiting in the US next month, so fun to look forward to yet. And even more goodness is that I am feeling better and on the mend, I think. So much so that this evening I managed to do a little sewing--progress indeed! And I did get round to responding to many of your lovely comments and emails, and even skipping around to see as many of you as I could--such fun to see what all of you have been doing! I look forward to catching up with you more during the week. Just a tasty little something to ease into the week. Join me later for another good recipe, maybe some more sewing and knitting, and perhaps more of your favorite boy-wonder, Charlie...LOL! Happy Day to you !! :o)