Toast with Gorgonzola and sour-cherry jam

by smth good on January 11, 2011

in snacks

I don’t  believe that food must be hard work, maybe just once in a while but then results should be really spectacular.  Food should not consume more energy than it gives to you, especially when it comes to breakfast. This is the reason why I love this fast and tasty snack; it’s a true definition of simplicity. So, if you know how to stick two slices of bread together, you  almost certainly can make this snack, as simple as it is tasty.

Utensils: grill pan

Serves 2, prep. time 20 min

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices of toast bread
  • 4 tiny slices of Gorgonzola cheese (or other sort of blue cheese or goat cheese) – or, not so tiny if you are a Gorgonzola fan :)
  • 2-3 tbsp butter (at room temperature)
  • 4 tbsp sour-cherry jam (or other “black” jam, like blueberry, cranberry, etc)

Preheat a grill pan over medium heat. Smash the cheese with a fork and spread it on the toast. Make 4 sandwiches as the in photo below.

Butter the exterior of the sandwiches on one side and grill them (buttered bread on the grill) over medium heat.

When they are almost ready, butter the top side and flip them over so they get grilled on both sides.

If you want to make nice grill stripes, turn the sandwich 90º to the right or left when it is half cooked.

Slice them in half (diagonally) and serve with a tablespoon of jam.

Enjoy!

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Rich January 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm

See, now *that* is the sort of grilled cheese sandwich I can dig! Easy, creative, and most importantly, delicious. That’s a great photo, too!

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something_good January 12, 2011 at 4:05 pm

thanks, Rich! your photos look delicious too.

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Kate @ Diethood.com January 13, 2011 at 3:29 am

wow, gorgonzola and sour cherry jam…I can taste it and it’s incredible! Thank you for sharing this!

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Evan Thomas January 13, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Yum! What a great way to make the grilled cheese elegant.

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Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen January 13, 2011 at 6:31 pm

I am a huge gorgonzola cheese fan! I’m going to be on the lookout for sour cherry jam, and bread. I ran out of bread…

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Veronica Gantley January 13, 2011 at 6:32 pm

This is like a very good grilled cheese with the volume turned up. Rock on!

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A little bit of everything January 13, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Gorgonzola si visine, o combinatie interesanta si de retinut.
multumesc pentru cererea de prietenie pe FoodBuzz, imi pare bine sa va citesc

Cele bune,
Roxana

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briarrose January 13, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Mmmm….grown up grilled cheese….me likey. ;) Looks excellent.

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Amy Bakes Everything January 13, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Ugh, you are killing me! I love love gorgonzola…and to put it with jam? uhhh, did I just get into heaven? Great job, wonderful recipe!

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Happy When Not Hungry January 13, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Wow this looks delicious and I agree… food def doesn’t have to be hard work. Thanks for sharing!

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Tiffany January 14, 2011 at 1:29 am

Sweet, savory, sour and creamy makes me feel all happy inside! YUM!

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Sandra January 14, 2011 at 4:25 am

I can see myself totally making it!!! Amazingly stunning photos, and it looks so delicious!

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Judy January 14, 2011 at 8:07 pm

So it’s lunch time. Who says this has to be breakfast! I don’t have gorgonzola or cherry jam, but I have homemade pomegranate jam from a friend and plenty of other cheese choices. I think I’m off to make a sandwich!

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something_good January 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Judy, it sounds good! let us know the combination you’ve chosen for lunch :)

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The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time January 19, 2011 at 2:37 am

Brava on every level! The photography is fantastic. The ingredients superb, the execution flawless. I love it.

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Nora@LifeLifeEatRight January 30, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Wow–Wow— WOW!!! What an amazing, clever combination!! My mouth started watering thinking about the piquant blue cheese with the sweet and sour cherry jam. I can imagine making this on a nice piece of Miche Bread. YUM!!

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