A new recipe from the Downstairs kitchen.
Take slices of fresh bread, top them with thin strips of Gouda or other good cheese, and lay them on the bottom rack of your oven. Turn the oven on to the maximum temperature, and set a timer for ten minutes.
When the timer rings, turn the oven off, remove a slice of bread, and close the door. The slice will be lightly toasted on the bottom and the cheese will be perfectly melted. Eat it as a breakfast treat with your coffee.
Do not open the oven door for 24 hours.
The next morning, retrieve the other slice, which will have been transformed into an Easy Cheesy Crunchy. The bread and the cheese will both be a rich, caramelized brown and just wonderfully crunchy. Snap the slices into irregular serving pieces, and nibble at them till they’re gone.