In honour of National Grilled Cheese day, I’m making grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner tonight. Now I know it sounds absolutely ridiculous to have a day that is dedicated to a sandwich but the grilled cheese sandwich does hold a certain nostalgic spot in my heart that reaches back to childhood days when anything loaded with butter and processed cheese was the right choice to make when looking for a snack. Today, I’m skipping all the extras that go into the grilled cheeses that I make now in my adulthood and using the ingredients that truly ring with childhood days, white bread and processed cheese. However, I am trying a new method that promises perfectly golden crust and a gooey melted inside. Better yet, this method makes a whole bunch of grilled cheese sandwiches all at once!
Classic Oven Baked Grilled Cheese Sandwiches – makes 6
Based on the idea found here at Where Flours Bloom
- 12 slices of white bread
- 12 slices of processed cheddar cheese
- Butter, softened
Preheat the oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit. Butter one side of each piece of bread and place half the slices butter side down onto a baking sheet. Place two pieces of cheese onto the bread and top with the other slice of bread, butter side up. Put a second baking sheet on top of the buttered bread and gently press down. Bake in the preheated oven for 14-18 minutes or until golden brown.
When I tried this the top baking sheet wasn’t heavy enough to brown the top slice of bread, which lead to me having to flip over the sandwiches after ten minutes. Next time, I will try weighing down the sheet by putting a pot on it.