2 slices bread and butter
1 slice toast
salt and pepper to taste
Make sure toast slice in the middle
Toast a thin slice of bread
Butter two slices of bread and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
Place the toast between the two slices of bread-and-butter to form a sandwich
No margin for error there - you can see why her recipes were so successful. Personally, I swear by her Rice Pudding…
So, you may ask, just how cheap is this 'cheapest lunchtime meal'? Well, the cost these days of the Toast Sandwich is estimated at 7.5p, and energy value at 330 calories.
If You can create a cheaper alternative, however, let the RSC know at once, because you might win a £200 prize! (How much does a 3oz tatoe cost, I wonder)… Although you'd spend a goodly dollop on cooking it, probably...
Various thrifty suggestions have been proposed to make the sandwich recipe even more appetising: why not add an egg; a sardine; a slice of courgette…? say the chefs.
And mine own tasty addition... a dollop of tinned tomato (I love those), or three or four baked beans. And an exciting smattering of paprika or nutmeg or basil?
The basic recipe could probably benefit from a tantalising Something after all – as highlighted by one of the comments received: "Well I just tried this and it was the most boring, tasteless sandwich I've ever eaten!" Bit harsh...
I've been trying to remember what I used to eat in destitute bedsit days - Mothers Pride was certainly a favourite. But I could only dream of a toasting implement. My brother apparently once made pepper soup (to boiling water, add ground black pepper). Not only was it unsatisfying, he reported, but it tasted bloody awful.
Anyway, here is a Homage to Toast by (hell's teeth - he looks young!) Paul Young in 1978. On what one can only assume is some strange children's tv emission. Great hats, though