Well, whether it’s Valentine’s Day or just a Tuesday, this Toas-Tite is pretty darn magical. But to preface its genesis, here’s a story.
The real inspiration for this Toas-Tite flying saucer sandwich came from two wonderful ladies who work at Soto’s Market in Cambria, CA. Boy and I were on vacation in Cambria a few weeks ago (we highly recommend checking out Hearst Castle if you’re ever in that area) and stopped into Soto’s to pick up some bread and cheese for snacking. Walking down the aisles, we picked up some rather generic looking brie and a loaf of french bread. When we got up to the counter to check out, a woman with a long white braid told us we didn’t want that brie…she told us what we really wanted was at the back deli counter at the far end of the store. She escorted us down there and introduced us to her co-worker behind the deli counter. She said, “What you really want is my favorite…Humboldt Fog…or her favorite…Midnight Moon. I don’t even know why we sell that generic stuff.”
And let me tell you, she was right. After tasting Cyprus Grove’s Humboldt Fog goat cheese and their Midnight Moon sheep’s cheese, we were sold. We ended up chatting with these two women about different cheeses and the awesome sandwiches they made with them for quite a while. Our friend with the braid told us that the next time we were at Whole Foods, we just had to pick up a container of Dalmatia Adriatic Fig Spread (the original kind). She told us that spread paired with Humboldt Fog was just out of this world. So a few days later, we made a special trip to Whole Foods for just this combo.
Let me tell you, it’s brilliant on crackers and it’s absolutely unreal in a Toas-Tite. You could make this on Valentine’s Day, today, tomorrow…it is definitely a special treat for a special someone (and a special you too)!
Humboldt Fog and Adriatic Fig Spread Toas-Tite
- 2 slices of white bread
- Softened butter
- 2.5 teaspoons of crumbled Humboldt Fog goat cheese (roughly)
- 2 teaspoons of Adriatic Fig Spread (roughly)
- Butter one side of each piece of bread. Place the buttered side facing down onto the Toas-Tite sandwich maker.
- Spread about 1 teaspoon of Adriatic Fig Spread onto the center of each piece of bread.
- Crumble about 2.5 teaspoons (or 1.5 teaspoons depending on your fig spread to cheese ratio preference) of Humboldt Fog in the center of one slice of bread in the Toas-Tite clamshell.
- Carefully place the other piece of bread with fig spread facing into the sandwich and bread facing out on top of the filling.
- Close the Toas-Tite sandwich maker, remove the excess bits of bread, and toast away for a few minutes.
- If you have some extra cheese, make a little snack with the extra bread while you wait. It’s tasty!
- Remove the flying saucer sandwich from the Toas-Tite grill and let it cool for a few minutes.
- Cut it in half and share with your Valentine (or just make another)!
The combination of the goat cheese and the fig spread is the definition of scrumptious. The first time we made this Toas-Tite, we had a slightly higher ratio of fig spread to cheese. Both Boy and I prefer a bit more cheese so you really get that nice balance of sweet and savory. We also recommend using a white bread or something similar (we used Oroweat’s Country Potato). That way, your bread will not detract at all from the deliciousness that is the filling.