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Sharing My Toast Week 14

Cee’s Share Your World is on pause this week as she was ill on question-setting day (I hope you’re feeling better, Cee!). There have been a couple of sets of questions drifting around but I thought that after last week’s small fire you might like to know how I’m getting on with my cheese toastie experiments.

When it comes to things like this, I’ve always been a “to the max” kinda person. Shelf right up the top, grill set to maximum power. That probably contributed to my toasties bursting into flames. So this week, I moved the shelf down to the bottom!


As you can see, a partial success. No flames this time, but still plenty of burnt bits to cut off. The sauce on the top is this one.


The downside is that because the sauce is on the top it touches my lips, which burns quite a lot. This isn’t the sort of sauce you want to get on your lips, your chin, open cuts, anywhere sensitive…

For next week I have a new plan! My grill has two settings – full and half.


I was under the impression that “half” only heated half the grill, like the left or something. In case you only wanted to grill one piece of toast.

Now that I think about it, it sounds a bit mad.

So next week I will try a lower shelf plus half-power. Wish me luck!


  1. April 9, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Good luck! 😉


  2. April 9, 2017 at 7:54 am

    I would have thought if the hot sauce burned your lips it would burn your tongue as well. All the best the next time you try it, Ali. 🙂 — Suzanne


    • April 10, 2017 at 7:36 am

      It does burn my tongue a bit but my lips are far more sensitive 🙂


  3. Lyn
    April 9, 2017 at 8:35 am

    LOL Half grill sounds like a good idea. Save the burnt bits for me…I love crunch toast 😀


  4. April 9, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Don’t be too hard on yourself. Many a great meal discovery has been made out of an error in a recipe or a goof like cooking on the wrong temperature!


  5. April 9, 2017 at 11:48 am

    Do ALL? the English (Brits) (whichever is politically correct?) eat sauce on thier toasted cheese sandwiches? We never do. What sort of sauces do you use? This is completely new to me!


    • April 10, 2017 at 7:51 am

      Well, I do! I guess some do, some don’t, and whatever sauce you happen to like.
      Both “English” and “Brits” work for me because I’m in England (“Brits” is people from England, Scotland and Wales, ie Great Britain).

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  6. Merbear74
    April 9, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Your stomach must be ironclad!


  7. April 9, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Mm, cheese toast! Good luck achieving optimal toasting with minimal burnt bits.


  8. April 9, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    This is a hot topic, indeed! They look good to me; I like extra-crisp. What about putting the hot sauce on the bread first and then the cheese on top?


    • April 10, 2017 at 7:52 am

      I thought of that but I reckon it would make the bread soggy 😦


  9. April 9, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Those look delicious! I think you will have good luck with the setting on half, plus, using the lowest shelf.


  10. pennydanger
    April 9, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Maybe write us something while you stay in the kitchen and check on your food while it is cooking. 🙂


    • April 10, 2017 at 7:54 am

      There’s hardly time to check, that’s the problem. It takes less than 60s to go from nothing to flames 😦


  11. April 9, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    You need a better grill. Trust me. A better grill will fix everything!


    • April 10, 2017 at 7:54 am

      My grill is too good. Too hot. But now I’ve found “half power” I have high hopes!


  12. April 10, 2017 at 2:36 am

    To me, if the food is not in flames, it just isn’t worth eating. Gotta burn those calories out of it somehow…


    • April 10, 2017 at 7:55 am

      And you can’t beat that char-grilled taste.


  13. April 10, 2017 at 6:31 am

    Good luck with it 😀


  14. Sarah Ann
    April 10, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Good luck with the half setting. I would love to have a grill that set things on fire. Mine has no flame adjustment and slowly dries bread to biscuit before adding a bit of colour.
    I like putting Branston under the cheese, which can be a bit dicey, in terms of scalded mouth, depending how hungry I am after waiting for the interminable cooking.


    • April 10, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Wow, your own biscuit-maker!
      Any sort of pickle or piccalilli can be pretty risky from a mouth-scalding point of view. A bit like jam, though I wouldn’t use that for cheese toasties 🙂


  15. April 10, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Don’t set your house on fire, Ali. It’s just not worth it! 😉
    The toasties look yummy!


  16. April 12, 2017 at 12:30 am

    I might try your recipe myself tomorrow for lunch. I usually toast bread and put cheese on top, but this way may even be better.


    • April 12, 2017 at 7:21 am

      Just don’t have the heat up too high 🙂


  17. April 24, 2017 at 10:04 am

    I’m a huge hot sauce guy. One of my favorites which I discovered a few years ago hanging on the wall of a Cajun restaurant is “Ass in the Tub.” Appropriate name.


    • April 24, 2017 at 11:44 am

      Ha, I just looked it up. All the websites agree that it is indeed very hot!


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