I was one of life’s revelations to me, when I grew up, that sandwiches didn’t have to be boring – They didn’t have to be on white bread and definitely didn’t have to have butter on them. I wasn’t the most adventurous with my sandwiches as a child – I think my record was taking plain ham sandwiches to school for 5 years!
I had discovered Warburtons Sandwich Thins long before I was asked to take part in the sandwich challenge. I’m not overly fond of doughy bread so the slimline bread is just perfect for me. I like that they come in neat squares (or diamonds depending on how you look at them) and even better for the lazy cook in me, that they are pre sliced.
My challenge was to come up with 3 different ways of using Sandwich Thins – All of these feature regularly in our house. We have got into the habit of enjoying Hot Sandwiches, especially the Pizza Sandwich, which is perfect for those long journeys to training in Manchester.
Chicken Basil Toasted Sandwich Thins
Portion of cooked chicken – I flashed fried mine just before assembling the sandwich and pulled it to make it flaky but pre-cooked is just as nice.
6 Basil Leaves
1/2 tomato per sandwich – no seeds
Sprinkling of grated Mozzarella
Cook in a dry frying pan until the middle is hot and the cheese has melted causing both bread parts to stick together – Eat immediately whilst hot!
The Pizza Sandwich
Passata/Pizza Topping Sauce
Red Pepper – Chopped Finely
Onion – Chopped Finely
Mushroom – Chopped into very thin slices
Spread the passata over each side of the Sandwich Thin and place one (sauce side up) in a dry frying pan. Add a sprinkling of each of the peppers/onion/mushroom and finish with some grated cheese.
Add the top of the Sandwich Thin and heat through for 3-4 minutes – Push down with a fish slice so all the components stick together – Turn over for another 1-2 minutes so the top of the sandwich goes crispy too.
If you must put butter on your bread, feel free to do so but why not live a little and try without?
I’ll start off by telling you how to make a small amount of the Honey & Maple Syrup Dressing – I bet before long you are doubling the recipe though!
To make the dressing:
2 Tablespoons Honey
2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
Heat in a small pan, stirring continuously until it starts to boil. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a couple of minutes then spoon over a Sandwich Thin filled with plenty of smoked ham – It will start to thicken (If you leave it too long, it will go almost solid so you need to reheat to liquidise again).
Finish off with a sprinkling of chopped walnuts.
Some more info about Warburtons and Sandwich Thins …
Warburtons have started off their Sandwich Challenge as part of the food trend that is set to take 2015 by storm – Creative Sandwiches are projected to be the next big thing as people want more exciting and versatile fillings – Warburtons are the first to market Sandwich Thins – They have 135 years experience in the Baking sector and are the second biggest grocery brand in the UK.
Warburtons Sandwich Thins are 420 KJ/100 Kcal per thin and available in 4 varieties: White, Brown, Seeded and Half & Half.
Disclosure: I was sent samples of Sandwich Thins for the purpose of this challenge and received payment for any ingredients purchased. All opinions are my own and I had free copy what to include in this post.