Toast Sandwich

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Today's entry is the toast sandwich – an English sandwich made from two slices of bread, filled with… another slice of bread, which is buttered and toasted. A 1861 cookbook recommends adding salt and pepper to taste.

In 2011, in the wake of the financial crisis of 2007/2008, the UK's Royal Society of Chemistry calculated that the cost of a toast sandwich was as low as 0.10 USD, and published a recipe on their blog.