Toasties, Jaffles, Melts, Brevilles – Great Ideas for Toasted Sandwiches

We’ve been making the most of our new sandwich toaster, rediscovering the delights of the simple toastie, jaffle, melt, breville… however you happen to know it, it’s all good!

Here are some of our favourites – hot dog toastie, pizza toastie, hot cross bun toastie and brie and fruit honey toastie.

 

Hot Dog Toastie

Ingredients (per toastie)
1 slice of bread
Butter
2-3 teaspoons tomato ketchup
Fresh mozzarella, sliced
Frankfurter

  • Use a rolling pin to flatten the slice of bread and then butter one side.
  • On the unbuttered side, spread tomato ketchup evenly.
  • Place the frankfurter along the longest edge and roll the bread around it.
  • Place diagonally in the sandwich toaster.
  • Toast until pale golden brown.

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Pizza Toastie

Ingredients (per toastie)
2 slices of bread
Butter
2-3 teaspoons tomato puree
Half a ball of fresh mozzarella, sliced
Salami, sliced

  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • On an unbuttered side, spread a thin layer of tomato puree.
  • Top the puree with thick slices of fresh mozzarella and then with salami.
  • Cover with the remaining slice of bread, buttered side out.
  • Toast until pale golden brown.

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Hot Cross Bun Toastie

Not a recipe really, so much as a tip that you can use the sandwich toaster in place of a grill or regular toaster.

Ingredients
Hot cross bun
Butter

  • Cut the hot cross bun in half, horizontally.
  • Butter the inside edges.
  • With the buttered edges outermost, put the two pieces of hot cross bun into the sandwich toaster.
  • Toast until pale golden brown.

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Brie & Fruit Honey Toastie

Brie combines so well with the sweetness of honey or jam. Instead of the fruit honey I’ve used, you could also use plain honey, apple jelly, redcurrant or cranberry jelly or any favourite fruit jam.

Ingredients (per toastie)
2 slices of bread
Butter
Brie, sliced about half a centimetre thick
Honey (or jam)

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  • Butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • On an unbuttered side, lay out the slices of brie.
  • Top the brie with fruit honey.
  • Cover with the remaining slice of bread, buttered side out.
  • Toast until pale golden brown.

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31 Comments to "Toasties, Jaffles, Melts, Brevilles – Great Ideas for Toasted Sandwiches"

  1. kaveyeats

    Do try the hot dog toastie, found the idea on the web, loved how it came out!

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  2. kaveyeats

    Can’t claim the ideas, I did a search on the web for inspiration… found a pizza toastie somewhere out there, this is my version!

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  3. kaveyeats

    It’s just honey with fruit preserved in it, I was sent some to try, you can see it in the photo. So would work with plain honey, or with jam or maybe a combination of jam and honey to get something like the fruit honey combination?

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  4. Snigdha

    What wonderfully creative ideas, as ever, Kavey!

    I think you are going to be single handedly responsible for a Breville revival. Or, if you will, a Toastie Renaissance!

    I think I’ve got to see if I can pinch my mum’s model…. circa 1988!

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  5. Debs @ The Spanish Wok

    I remember my parents having a breville. It spent most of its life collecting dust LOL.

    I use my GF for toasties and paninis, perfect.

    Brie and cranberry for me pls, x

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  6. @milliepaw

    Belgian waffles with ice cream or Lancashire cheese black beans and spring onions in white bread spread with salsa and guac.

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    @milliepaw

    I was thinking of using ready made ones, maybe I did not think it through well enough. I do love warm waffles with ice cream though.

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  7. Sanjana

    Samosa toastie (with leftover samosa filling) or pau bhaji and cheese toastie. The ultimate indulgence! Ohh, and served with green coriander and yoghurt chutney.

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    kaveyeats

    Sounds good, I love it with keema mince though that’s not veggie, of course!

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  8. Ailbhe

    I’ve had a sudden flash of a leftover cauliflower cheese toastie! Crispy, creamy cheesy Darn I don’t have a toasted sandwich maker Tease!
    🙂

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  9. Sarah Twinn

    Cheese Toasties with HP Chilli Tomato sauce, and occasionally a sweet toastie, with a filling of Frys Turkish Delight….. were late night student staples for me!

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  10. Meena

    Thanks for reviving the toastie, I just had a toasted hot cross bun with butter!

    For it it has to be leftover curry, like keema and peas on buttered bread or dry yellow dhal with a touch of pickle toasted. I think simple white bread always seem to work best for a toastie 🙂

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  11. kaveyeats

    That reminds of cheese balls I had at Luiz’ place, his sister made them, to traditional Brazilian recipe. Mmmmmm!

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  12. Brucey1

    I like a couple of varieties of cheese, including a strong one. It’s got to be grated and there must be onions of some kind. Gherkins also go down well!

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    kaveyeats

    I have not tried with gherkins but do have a jar of them in the house so…

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  13. Fuss Free Helen

    What that toastie maker needs is waffle plates! I am sure I said that in my review of it.

    Try a cheddar and curry powder toastie. It sounds wrong, but is so right.

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    kaveyeats

    Yes, waffle plates would totally rock, and make it more versatile!
    WISH they’d do that!

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  14. Tina

    My all-time favourite jaffle has to be boring white bread, buttered outside of course, with one of the small tins of Heinz spaghetti for the filling (persevere… you can empty the whole tin in there!). I’ve known people to add a bit of grated cheese too, but that’s just overkill – and another molten lava-like way to burn the crap out of your mouth. Crispy bacon, banana and cheese is a taste sensation.

    A posh alternative is using shop-bought filo pastry. With a pastry brush and melted butter, butter the jaffle plates top and bottom, and then butter your pastry (cut out a long rectangle) as you would if you were going to bake it. Lay one end of the buttered rectangle on the plate and add your filling, then flip over the other end of pastry over to cover, making sure there is enough ‘edge’ to seal everything in.

    Cheesy mushrooms, apples with cinnamon, and banana and Nutella were household faves, but the options are endless.

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    kaveyeats

    Never tried tinned spaghetti or baked beans for that matter, though I like them on toast so can see it would work…

    Bacon, banana and cheese sounds right up my street.

    Never thought of filo, does one use just a single layer above and below, or multiple sheets? Must try this one!

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  15. Tina

    BB&C is the bomb. Salty/sweet goodness.

    But tinned spaghetti jaffles are the perfect hangover cure!

    For filo, I would definitely use multiple layers, as you would for any other oven-baked filo parcel. Been so long since I’ve made one… four to six sheets, maybe?

    If you try it, post pics!

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