Prep 2 mins
Cook 10 mins
From The Dairy Bok of British Food. "Food and drink are combined for a filling snack that was originally served - with more ale to wash it down - after the meat or poultry course of the evening meal at posting houses and inns. Double Gloucester cheese has a stronger flavor than Single Gloucester which is also just as difficlut to track down in the shops". If you can't get Gloucester cheese, use a medium cheddar that is a bit crumbly.
- 6 ounces double Gloucester cheese, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon prepared English mustard
- 4 1⁄2 ounces brown ale
- 4 slices whole wheat bread
- Arrange the cheese slices in the bottom of a large ovenproof dish, and spread the mustard over the top of them.
- Pour in enough brown ale to just cover the cheese. Cover with foil, then bake at 375 Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes, until the cheese has softened.
- Meanwhile, toast the bread. Pour the warm ale and cheese over the toast and serve immediately.
This was terrific, i made it for one in a small baking dish, and used ciabatta i bread i grilled and flattened on the panini press. Found that Dubliner cheese had a nutty taste that went well with the brown ale and was just a bit crumbly. Easy and nice to have during the blahs ..plus you get to finish the beer :)