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Bread and Cheese and you have a meal!

Posted on March 17, 2009 by in sandwiches

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 I believe that if I have bread and cheese in my house, I can feed my family and if you just think of the endless list of different cheeses and breads available in this world, they can in fact eat bread and cheese every night for a very long time and never have the same meal twice!!
At the moment my bread of choice is the Wild Yeast Ciabatta from our local bakery. If you are energetic enough and you want to make your own wild yeast starter, go right ahead….. So for today’s Deli Sandwich I used the Ciabattas and some Goat’s Cheese rolled in Sun-dried tomatoes and fresh herbs. The winning ingredient here is my……

Caramelized Onions with Red wine and Balsamic Glaze

500gr small onions – peel, but keep the bottoms in tact as this keeps the onion together during cooking.
250ml red wine
100ml balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp sugar
80gr butter
1 star anise
pinch of salt
a sprig of thyme

Brown onions in the butter and then add all the other ingredients. Cook onions until soft, yet firm to the touch. Remove from the pot and keep reducing the red wine until thick and syrupy. Pour over the onions and cool. Keep in a glass jar in the fridge until needed for sandwiches, quiches, tarte tatin(recipe to follow) or with cold meats.
For the sandwich, simply cut the ciabatta lengthwise and butter slightly. Top with rocket, goat’s cheese and then the “Piece de Resistence”, the onions. Drizzle with the glaze and some pomegranate pips just before serving and voila…….the best bread and cheese meal you will ever have!!

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17 Responses to “Bread and Cheese and you have a meal!”

  1. Anonymous 17 March 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    Guys!This is the most fantastic taste ever to touch my mouth. try it…you’ll be so glad you did…the husband!

  2. Nina's Culinary Creations 17 March 2009 at 10:27 pm #

    Hello Nina,
    I just click on the badge
    to nominate you…
    Good luck!

  3. Daziano 18 March 2009 at 3:07 am #

    For me it’s more like bread, cheese and salame 😉 however no need for salame with your version of bread and cheese!!!

  4. Bellini Valli 18 March 2009 at 3:09 am #

    It seems that your family really loved this dish Nina…easy to see why:D

  5. Snooky doodle 18 March 2009 at 9:45 am #

    oh i love bread and cheese. and that with onions look so so delish !

  6. Sophie 19 March 2009 at 11:22 am #

    MMMMM…Nina!! This dish looks SUPERB!!! MMMMMMMMM… I love your picture too!!!

  7. My Carolina Kitchen 19 March 2009 at 12:03 pm #

    Nina, I can’t get over how absolutely gorgeous your photos are. They look like they are right out of a magazine. Great recipe too.
    I voted and I’m sure you are a winner but please let us know.

  8. Pam 19 March 2009 at 5:14 pm #

    I could live off of this. Bread, onions and cheese – mmmmmm good.

  9. Elra 19 March 2009 at 8:30 pm #

    Yes, I can leave just with bread and cheese! Of course adding caramelized onion and balsamic make me even more happier.

  10. Maryann 20 March 2009 at 6:34 am #

    My mom says it’s eggs, bread, and milk..haha

  11. Lori Lynn 20 March 2009 at 7:23 am #

    Looks terrific Nina! I think here we could say Bread and Cheese and Wine, and you have a meal!

  12. Rose&Thorn 20 March 2009 at 11:56 am #

    Nothing can be better than bread and cheese!

  13. glamah16 20 March 2009 at 7:21 pm #

    Beautiful presentation and I love the onions!

  14. Jeanne 20 March 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    Mmmm, do I recognise the wonderful Fairview goats cheese?? And WOW those onions sound good – I’m going to have to bookmark them. Stunning sandwich, Nina!

  15. Tongue-Tickle 22 March 2009 at 11:58 am #

    congrats nina, you made the shortlist for best blog about food for 2009! … well done!

  16. Peter M 23 March 2009 at 3:51 pm #

    One can’t argue with the husband’s glowing endorsement! The star anise is an interesting twist too!

  17. Helene 24 March 2009 at 1:45 am #

    Looks delicious.

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