You shouldn’t have to worry about what you’re going to have for lunch today. It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, so the decision should be easy!
While it’s not clear exactly when the comfort food was invented, cooked bread and cheese has been around since ancient times. The version we all know and love popped up in the 1920s when sliced bread and cheese became readily available.
There’s no wrong way to make grilled cheese but it’s always fun to try new things. Dessert Diva stopped by Great 38 Friday morning to share these two grilled cheese recipes:
RASPBERRY CHOCOLATE AND BRIE GRILLED CHEESE ON BRIOCHE BREAD
– 2 pieces French Brioche bread ( sliced, or you can buy loaf and slice)
– 2 tsp raspberry jam
– 2 tbls brie, room temperature (more if you prefer)
– 2 tbls semi sweet chocolate chips
– 5-6 raspberries
Use small frying pan, heated over low-medium. Spread raspberry jam over one slice of bread, and place down in pan, jam side up (I don’t butter the bread for this sandwich when using brioche bread.)
Add the cheese on top of jam, top with chocolate chips and raspberries.
Place the other slice on top. Let cook about 3-4 minutes a side, until cheese starts the melt, and bread is starting to brown. Take off heat, let sit a few minutes. Cut in half and ENJOY!
NOTES: Cheese will melt faster if you cover with lid. Swiss cheese also works well with this combo, if you don’t like brie. Sourdough bread tastes great too. Just lightly spread butter over bread before putting in pan. Double or triple cream brie melts the best (and tastes great!)
SOURDOUGH SUNFLOWER BUTTER GRILLED CHEESE WITH APPLE AND GOUDA
– 2 slices sourdough bread
– Butter for outside of bread
– 2-3 thinly sliced pieces of gouda
– 5-6 thinly sliced pieces of apple (I like gala or Honeycrisp with this recipe)
– 1 tbsl sunflower butter
In small frying pan, over low-medium heat, put butter on side, of one slice of bread, face butter side down in pan, arrange gouda slices on top of bread, add apples on top of cheese, sprinkle with cinnamon.
Spread sunflower butter on other slice of sourdough, and lay sunflower butter side down over apples.
Spread a bit of butter on top of bread, after you have placed in pan, and sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon. Cook until cheese has melted, and bread is golden brown. Take out of pan, and let rest a minutes or two. Cut in half and ENJOY!
NOTES: Cheese will melt faster if you cover with lid. If you don’t like sunflower butter, you can use almond or peanut butter.