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We have an ongoing debate in our house about grilled cheese. That’s normal right? Other families debate totally asinine things like this? Reassure me, please.
Anywho, I am a purist. I believe that for a grilled cheese to truly be considered a grilled cheese, it has to be in its simplest form. Bread. Cheese. Butter. Done.
My husband, on the other hand, thinks that any sandwich that happens to have melty cheese on it is considered a “grilled cheese”. No matter how much doctoring you do to it, it’s still a grilled cheese. I argue that it’s a slippery slope when you start calling any old sandwich with melted cheese a “grilled cheese”. I mean, what’s to stop people from calling a cheeseburger a “grilled cheese with beef”. Chaos. CHAOS, I SAY. Words mean something, people!
(For what it’s worth, I also consider chili a soup, and my husband thinks I’m crazy—he says it’s its own “thing”.)
I have been a simple grilled cheese evangelical for a few years now, and honestly, I’ll spew my rhetoric to anyone who will listen (which, really, isn’t many). I can be quite stubborn, actually.
And then I started working on this little recipe here, and something changed. I got a few loaves of the amazing White Bread Done Right from my friends at Dave’s Killer Bread (more on them in a sec), and the first thing I wanted to make with it was grilled cheese—so I did. A “me” grilled cheese. Bread. Cheese. Butter. And it was Awe. Some.
White Bread Done Right is like everything I’ve ever wanted in a bread. It’s fluffy, light, and airy like white bread, but all the whole grains and nutrition of one of the whole grain cardboard-like breads from the grocery store. It’s perfect for grilled cheese (and French toast, too). This is whole grain bread that even whole grain bread haters will love.