Monday 4 February 2008

Sunday's Dinner: Completely off plan

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Well, the plan was to have roast chicken, but a friend took us out for a Sunday lunch at a local pub. The food was great, I had Steak & Ale pie with roast potatoes, cabbage and Carrots and D. went for the traditional Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding, which were followed by Rhubarb and Strawberry Crumble with Custard for me and Sticky Toffee Pudding with Custard for D.

Of course that meant though that we wouldn't have another full meal for dinner and I decided to just quickly throw together some Toast Hawaii. I don't make it very often, but when I do I wonder why. It's so easy and quick and in my opinion rather yummy. I suppose these days it could be classed as retro food. It was really popular in Germany in the 60s/70s.


Toast Hawaii

4 slices of thick cut white toast
4 slices of good quality ham (not the wafer thin stuff)
4 slices of tinned pineapple, drained well
4 slices of gouda, large enough to cover the whole toast

Preheat your oven to 180C/Gas 6.

Place the slices of toast on an oven rack and top with a slice of ham, a slice of pineapple and a slice of cheese each.

Bake in a preheated oven for 8 minutes. If the cheese is not yet bubly and golden you can finish it off briefly under the grill. If you prefer the bread to stay quite soft you can just do the under the grill, but watch that the edges don't burn.

To avoid any of the cheese dripping onto the bottom of your oven and making a mess, place a second rack at the bottom and cover it with baking paper.

Serve straight away.

1 comment:

Marie Rayner said...

Oh, that looks very good Sylvie, and so easy too!