What happens when you put a soft bread roll in a toasted sandwich maker?
Recently, my better half took a trip to ASDA (a UK Supermarket) and purchased a bumper back of soft white rolls. Now, this was really good value and everyone in the house loves them.
But, I still wanted to make my toasties and began to wonder whether I could make a toastie out of a soft white roll. What would happen if I put a roll in the toastie maker.
So, since I love a good food experiment I decided to give it a go and here are the results.
What sandwich to make?
The first question I needed to answer was what filling did I want in my bread roll toastie. Well, it wasn’t that critical to the experiment but was important to my lunch.
As usual my search for a filling started in the fridge to see what leftovers I had to use up.
My search was a success and I found some leftover beans in a tupperware tub.
I grabbed the tub and some cheese and had my filling. Nice, simple and one of my favourites.
Which plates to use?
Next question was which plates to use in my toasted sandwich maker to make a bread roll toastie.
This was easy, for the best bread roll toastie use the panini (flat) sandwich plates.
The bread rolls I was using weren’t going to work well in the closed, breville, style plates so flat was the way to go.
Oil or butter?
One of the key ways to get a really good toastie is to use butter on the outside of the bread. It leaves you with a lovely crispy shell flavoured with butter.
I toyed with the idea of doing this with my rolls but opted not to in the end as I am currently on a bit of a health kick and looking for some small ways to save on calories.
However, I did still use a few sprays of low calorie cooking oil on the plates to ensure a crispy finish.
Additionally, with soft rolls there was a danger that the soft bread would stick to the plates when cooking so for cooking a bread roll toastie it is very important to add oil or butter to stop the bread roll sticking.
See my video of cooking a bread roll toastie to see how it’s done and how it turned out.
Bread Roll Toastie Recipe
Here is the complete recipe for how to make this delicious baked bean and cheese bread roll toastie.
- 1 soft bread roll
- 2 tbsp of baked beans
- 15 grams grated cheddar cheese
Service size – 1 Roll
I recommend two rolls per person.
Directions to make this recipe
- Cut the bread roll in half
- Spoon the beans on top one half
- Sprinkle the cheese on top of the beans
- Top with the other half the bread roll
- Spray the toasted sandwich plates with a generous amount of oil to stop the roll sticking
- Place in the toasted sandwich maker, gently but firmly close the lid and cook for 10 minutes
The equipment required to make a bread roll toasted sandwich is quite straightforward. Just a toasted sandwich maker with panini plates like the following example.
Overall, the experiment was a success and I proved that you can cook a bread roll in a toasted sandwich maker and create a bread roll toastie.
I also proved that it was another great way to make delicious toasted sandwiches and reduce food waste.
Follow my experiment and you will learn how to make a bread roll toastie.
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