Saturday, 1 August 2009


Does anyone remember the Brev, short for Breville, the 80's toastie machine, I bet everyone's got one, somewhere. After last week's BBC One Show's feature on how toastie's are on the return, I had to decide what to have for lunch today, though where was my Brev?

After a short little search, I found it, behind things in one of the cupboards, right at the back, still in immaculate order; I took it out and gave it a bit of a clean, before plugging it in to see if it works.
Oh yes it does, these machines, were built to stand the test of time, now for my filling.

The Spicy Cheese Toastie

100 gms Cheese (Cheddar) grated,
1 small white or red onion finely chopped,
1/2 green bell pepper finely chopped,
1 small tomato, seeds removed finely chopped,
2-3 Indian green chillies finely chopped,
8 large slices of wholemeal/oatmeal bread,
Margarine/butter spread
Makes 4 Sandwiches.

Mix all the ingredients well in a bowl, as in the above picture.

Using a sharp knife, cut away the ends of the bread, so that you have a rectangular shape, according to the size of your machine plate.

Evenly spread one side of the bread and place the buttered side down on the plate.

Add the cheese filling evenly, place another slice of bread over, making sure that the buttered side is on top.

Press the lid down and switch on.

A few minutes later.....
Where's your Brev?