Do you like grilled cheese sandwiches? I LOVE grilled cheese sandwiches and there are so many varieties and directions you can go in. You can take the cheap route and use store-bought white bread with sliced American cheese. I also like a smear of mustard on that version. But if you are looking to have your sweet and savory taste buds razzled and dazzled you simple must try this crunchy raspberry brie grilled cheese on sour dough.
It Can't Get Any Easier Than Raspberry Brie Grilled Cheese
You need only 5 ingredients for this one: brie cheese, raspberry jam/preserves of some kind, good quality bread (more on that in a minute), butter and olive oil. That's it. When I filmed this recipe it was morning and by 10:30 my sandwiches were done. I ate one for breakfast. That's when I realized, damn, this is a breakfast, lunch or dinner sandwich. And it's got that thang that is hard to come by in the culinary world: a sweet and savory flavor combo. I LOVE that. And at this point, we all know the mechanics of how to put together a grilled cheese sandwich. It's kind of a no-brainer. So, a five ingredient sandwich that's also easy to make is all the reason you need to go ahead and do it. Oh, oh, and totally awesome flavor. That's important too. 🙂
Good Quality Bread is Essential to this Sandwich
Do not even for one second entertain the thought of using cheapo, store-bought white bread for this one. You've been warned. I am about to get on my high horse about bread again. I know, I know. My regular readers are used to this speech, but to the uninitiated: here we go! There are certain sandwiches that require special bread. This is one of them. We're using brie - that means it's fancy and we need to match fancy with fancy. Got it?
I used a high quality sour dough bread called When Pigs Fly which is made in Maine and is available at various locations around New England. I also love Nashoba Brook Bakery in West Concord, MA which makes an outstanding sliced French bread sandwich loaf. And of course, if you live closer to Boston there is Iggy's Bread in Cambridge, MA which has incredible bread too. If you do not have a local bakery where you can get fresh bread, do go for the high-quality bread at the supermarket like When Pigs Fly. Also, at the Whole Foods near me they usually have all three of these brands.
To sum up, you can't make crunchy raspberry brie grilled cheese without high quality bread. The crunch factor is of the utmost importance for me and this sour dough really delivers when grilled with butter and a little olive oil. Cheap white bread gets a little toasty, yes, but you need a sour dough or sliced french bread to get a hefty crunch like the one you can hear at the end of my video. And isn't that the kind of crunch we're really going for in life?
Easy Steps to Make Raspberry Brie Grilled Cheese
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