Turkey and cheese toastie

The perfect snack, day or night, these delicious gourmet turkey and cheddar cheese toasties will satisfy hungry tums quickly - great for peckish friends or kids
Turkey and cheddar cheese hot cross bun toastie
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Turkey and cheddar cheese hot cross bun toastie
April 11, 2019
Level Easy
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 25 minutes
Serves 4
PHOTO BY Aasiya Jagadeesh
RECIPE BY Nadia Parekh


2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 stem thyme
1 bay leaf
½ red onion, roughly chopped
13g unsalted butter
13g all-purpose flour
260ml full-fat milk
75g aged cheddar cheese, finely grated
38g parmesan cheese, finely grated
50g mascarpone
125g whipping cream
20g English mustard
30g wholegrain mustard
spinneysFOOD Salt and Pepper, to taste
4 spinneysFOOD Hot Cross Buns
4 turkey slices
75g aged cheddar, finely grated
10g unsalted butter
4 spinneysFOOD Orangic Free Range Eggs, fried


  • 1

    Heat milk with garlic, thyme, bay leaf, and onion. When it boils, remove from the heat and allow to infuse for 10-15 minutes

  • 2

    To make the roux, melt the butter over a low heat. When it starts to bubble, add the flour and mix continuously over the heat for 1 minute, until the flour cooks through

  • 3

    Strain the milk infusion made in Step 1 over the roux and heat until the mixture boils and thickens

  • 4

    Remove from the heat and immediately add cheddar and parmesan

  • 5

    Mix until all the cheese is melted, then add mascarpone, cream, mustard and seasoning to taste. Cool the sauce before using in toasties

  • 6

    Preheat oven to 200˚C, gas mark 6

  • 7

    Slice the hot cross buns in half, spread a generous layer of sauce, turkey and cheese in that order

  • 8

    Place the other half of the bun on top and cover it with a generous layer of sauce

  • 9

    Top with cheese and bake on a baking tray brushed with butter until the cheese turns golden brown

  • 10

    Top with a fried egg


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