Tasty Christmas leftover recipes using a toastie maker
Try these simple sandwich recipes from Great British Bake Off’s Candice Brown to use up festive food that would otherwise go to waste.
For the lucky, Christmas is often a time of abundance when it comes to food, but with smaller numbers around the table this Christmas making it harder to judge appetites, Breville has put together tasty ways to use its Ultimate Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster to use up leftovers from your festive feast.
Maple spice roast vegetables and vegan cheese toastie with cranberry sauce and vegan gravy dip
- Serves 2
Not nutty over reheated nut roast? This toastie revives leftover veg, counts towards your five-a-day and converts sprout loathers into lovers!
- 4 slices of granary bread
- Tray of prepared vegetables such as carrots and parsnips.
- 5 Brussel sprouts, quartered
- A drizzle of olive oil
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- A sprinkle of cumin seeds
- A sprig of fresh thyme
- Salt and pepper
- 4 slices of vegan cheese
- 2 tbsp cranberry sauce
- Vegan spread
- Cranberry sauce
- Vegan gravy
- Preheat your oven to 180°c fan.
- Spread the prepared vegetables over a baking tray and drizzle over the olive oil and maple syrup. Add a sprinkle of cumin seeds, salt and pepper and a sprig of thyme.
- Roast in the oven for 30-35 minutes, turning the vegetables halfway through cooking.
- Turn on the Breville Ultimate Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster.
- Spread the vegan spread onto one side of each of slice of bread.
- On the opposite side of bread, spread the cranberry sauce and top with the maple roasted vegetables and vegan cheese.
- Sandwich the 2 slices of together ensuring the buttered side is on the outside of the bread. Once the Breville Ultimate Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster has got to temperature the amber indicator will alight. Place your toastie on the sandiwch plate and close the lid. Toast for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove the toasties from the Breville Ultimate Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster and leave to cool for one minute before serving. Serve with extra cranberry sauce and vegan gravy.
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Pigs in blankets and brie toastie served with cranberry sauce
- Serves 2
In the unlikely event that you’ll have these meaty morsels going spare, you don’t have to go the whole hog to create these sausage-based toasted sandwiches
- 4 slices of medium white bread (you can use whatever you want – we used granary)
- 2 tsp mayonnaise
- 4 cooked pigs in blankets (chipolatas/sausages wrapped in bacon)
- 6 slices of brie (stilton works well too for those who like a stronger cheese flavour)
- 4 tsp red onion chutney
- Cranberry sauce
- Turn on the Breville Ultimate Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster
- Spread the mayonnaise onto one side of each of your slices of bread.
- Slice the pigs in blankets length ways so you have four halves.
- Place the pigs in blankets onto one slide of bread and top with the slices of brie with the mayonnaise on the outer side of the bread
- Spread the red onion chutney onto the other slice of bread and sandwich the two slices together
- Once the Breville Ultimate Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster has got to temperature, the amber indicator will alight. Place your toasties onto the plates and close the lid. Toast for 7 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove the toasties from the Ultimate Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster and leave to cool for one minute before serving. Serve with a dollop of cranberry sauce to dip into. Be careful not to burn your mouth!
Sesame prawn toasties
- Serves 2
Got surplus raw prawns leftover from prepping a homemade prawn cocktail? These takeaway-inspired toasties are inspired by Far East flavours.
- 200g raw tiger prawns
- 1 medium egg, white only
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1cm piece of ginger, grated
- 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
- ½ tbsp cornflour
- 1 tbsp finely chopped chives
- ½ tbsp vegetable oil
- 4 slices medium white bread
- Light spray oil
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- Place the prawns onto a chopping board and finely dice. Don’t be tempted to use a food processor as the texture will be uneven and a little mushy.
- Place the prawns into a small bowl and add the egg white, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, cornflour and chives. Mix well and set aside.
- Preheat your sandwich toaster.
- Divide the filling between two slices of bread, allowing a 1cm gap around the edge of the bread to allow the toastie to seal well. Top with the remaining bread slices.
- Brush the hot sandwich plates generously with the vegetable oil and carefully place the sandwiches onto the plates.
- Spray the top of the sandwiches with the light spray oil until moist, sprinkle over the sesame seeds.
- Close the lid and cook for approx 7-8 minutes until golden and crisp.
Cut into smaller triangles and serve warm with some extra soy sauce for dipping.
Sweet Banoffee brioche toastie served with whipped cream
- Serves 2
Inspired by the classic dessert, this sweet dessert toastie combines soft banana slices, melted chocolate and delightfully rich dulce de leche caramel sauce.
- 4 slices of sweet brioche bread or 2 croissants cut lengthways in half
- 1 banana sliced into disks
- 2 tbsp caramel or toffee sauce
- 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- 2 digestive biscuits or cookies (if you use a chocolate chip biscuit or cookie, leave out the 1 tbsp of dark chocolate chips).
- Whipped cream
- Turn on your Breville Ultimate Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster.
- Spread caramel sauce onto one side of the brioche or croissant for both toasties.
- Top with banana slices and the chocolate chips.
- Crumble over the biscuit and top with the second slice of brioche or croissant.
- Once the Breville Ultimate Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster has got to temperature, the amber indicator will alight. Place your toastie on the sandwich plate and close the lid. Toast for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove the toasties from the Ultimate Deep Fill Sandwich Toaster and leave to cool for one minute before serving. Serve with whipped cream.
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