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    Posted by floorboy1234 (U14613545) on Friday, 16th August 2013

    I'm dismayed at the item on "The One Show" about cheese on toast. There are only two things in the item, cheese and toast. All the emphasis was on the cheese the type of BREAD was only mentioned once and nothing about toasting it. The Maylard reaction (The toasting of the bread) deserved more if not equal time. should you lightly butter the toast, how brown and crisp should it be etc....

    If i'm paying BBC researchers or preswenters to explore a subject I expect it to be done in a proper manner. this was a shambles, an outrage.

    Would you do an item about Simon & Garfunkle and put all the emphasis on one or the other, I think not.

    Shame on you "The one Show"

    Disgruntled of Northampton

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Friday, 16th August 2013

    Although I agree that the bread and the toasting thereof is important, I think a programme about Simon and Garfunkel might legitimately devote more time to Paul Simon because he wrote all the songs.

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    Posted by Johnbee (U542312) on Friday, 16th August 2013

    I wish to protest in the strongest possible terms at the most outrageous horrible thing I have ever read in my whole life and I have read some horrible things but that is absolutely and completely the worst and it has totally affected my life for the worse,
    How anyone, least of all (or should it actually be most of all, one of them anyway) the OP should seriously suggest that when making cheese on toast that the toast should be buttered, is beyond belief and should immediately result in a United Nations Resolution. Are you trying to make everyone die of heart failure and cholesterolness (I am not quite sure what cholesterol is for but spreading butter on cheese sounds like something they do in America) is a crime or should be if it isn't. Thanks for ruining my year.

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Friday, 16th August 2013

    Opinion is clearly divided regarding the application of butter to cheese on toast.

    I think it depends on whether the cheese is cooked or not. If the cheese is melted, then I wouldn't use butter. However, if the cheese is NOT cooked, then butter is essential - especially Red Leicester and Cheddar, which can be quite dry when eaten uncooked on toast.

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    Posted by mirandashell (U1946590) ** on Friday, 16th August 2013

    What?! How can you possibly not cook the cheese? You toast one side of the bread and then toast the other side with the cheese on! And no butter!

    Any other way is an abomination unto the Gods.

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    Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Friday, 16th August 2013

    I wonder why floorboy1234 didn't change its name so it doesn't reflect the number of seconds to rustle up a croque monsieur - although some recipes do add things other than cheese to the bread.

    I'm shocked!

    smiley - blackcat

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    Posted by me_the_first (U1291324) on Friday, 16th August 2013

    What?! How can you possibly not cook the cheese? You toast one side of the bread and then toast the other side with the cheese on! And no butter!

    Any other way is an abomination unto the Gods. 
    Nope... uncooked cheese on toast, with butter... marvellous smiley - ok

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    Posted by BrightYangThing (U14627705) on Friday, 16th August 2013

    One must remember this is 'the One Show', a lightweight (usually) soft magazine programme, not an in depth documentary.


    But this item, like so many, was flawed in so many ways. Cheese on toast is a dish in itself. It should contain toasted bread and cheese. The cheese may be sliced or grated and it might contain a spread of mustard/butter and a dash of Worcestershire etc, but no more ingredients than that.

    If you re adding ham/bacon it becomes a different meal (the French version more of an open Croque Monsieur; or British take a proper rarebit, which may have several cheeses mashed or melted along with egg, cayenne, mustard etc. (my fave combo is strong cheddar, Gruyère + a dash of beer mashed together and spread edge to edge on bread toasted lightly both sides.

    Apple??? Onion ??? No place for them apart from as a 'side', my choice being tomato and a rasher or two of crisply grilled pancetta.

    So they were not comparing cheese on toast - they were creating wild variations. Very One Show.

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    Posted by somewhatsilly (U14315357) on Friday, 16th August 2013

    No. That's toast with cheese not cheese on toast, nice but not as nice as bubbly, oozing cheese on the untoasted, butter free side of some decent bread.
    Damn, now I want some.

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Friday, 16th August 2013

    ...cheese on the untoasted, butter free side of some decent bread.  
    I prefer to toast both sides of the bread - it really adds to the crunchiness, and for those who like it burned around the edges, this can be achieved without over-cooking the cheese.

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    Posted by mirandashell (U1946590) ** on Friday, 16th August 2013

    Well ok, that I get. But not cooking the cheese is just wrong.

    Wrong, I tell ya.

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Friday, 16th August 2013

    Well ok, that I get. But not cooking the cheese is just wrong.

    Wrong, I tell ya. 

    No, not at all. Cheese on toast with the cheese uncooked is a true culinary delight, especially with Red Leicester and Double Gloucester - well, any cheese really.

    Also, with soft cheeses like Camembert it really is yummy!

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    Posted by mirandashell (U1946590) ** on Friday, 16th August 2013

    No, zencat. Just..... no.

    I hate to disagree with you. No, really, I do! But ....no. Trust me on this. No.

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    Posted by ZIP-IT-SHRIMPY (U15436784) on Friday, 16th August 2013

    I eat toast under cheese coz I is posh.

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Friday, 16th August 2013

    No, zencat. Just..... no.

    I hate to disagree with you. No, really, I do! But ....no. Trust me on this. No. 

    Maybe if you approached it from the direction of cheese on a cream cracker? After all, one would never melt the cheese on a cracker. Bread toasted on both sides isn't a million miles away from one of Jacob's* finest.

    *Other cream crackers are available.

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    Posted by zencat (U14877400) on Friday, 16th August 2013

    I eat toast under cheese coz I is posh. 
    Well, I don't know about posh. Isn't that what they have to do in Australia?

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    Posted by banjax (U14499510) on Friday, 16th August 2013

    Good fun floorboy123 - you are a card. That said I'm impressed that it is you who pays the researchers and preswenters (sic). I thought that the BBC paid them but am obviously mistaken. And there's you wanting a piece on Art and Paul. You stick to the cheese now.

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    Posted by mirandashell (U1946590) ** on Friday, 16th August 2013

    What the heck do you do to your bread to make toast like a cracker, Zencat?

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    Posted by nightmusic (U6275195) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    Our way is to lightly toast both sides, butter the toast, spread lightly with tomato ketchup then add cheese and then put it back under the grill till the cheese is melted.

    Delicious!

    Any toast without butter is inedible !

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    Posted by germinator (U13411914) on Saturday, 17th August 2013

    Sounds like Melba toast, miranda smiley - ok?

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