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Hearty Cheese 'n' Toast

 Hearty Cheese 'n' Toast
I added caraway to my father's recipe to give this old-fashioned dish a robust taste. Whether served with just the sauce of with meat, this makes a filling meal.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon whole caraway seeds
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 to 6 slices white or whole wheat bread, toasted
  • 4 to 6 slices cooked turkey, chicken, beef or ham, optional
  • Chopped fresh parsley

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium high heat. Stir in flour
  • to form a smooth paste. Gradually stir in milk. Cook and stir until
  • the mixture is smooth and thickened. Add the Worcestershire sauce,
  • mustard, caraway and pepper. Stir until well blended. Add the
  • cheese; cook and stir over low heat until melted.
  • Cut toast diagonally and place on individual plates. If desired, top
  • each with a slice of meat. Spoon cheese sauce over meat and toast.
  • Sprinkle with parsley. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.