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Cheese on Toast

A 16th century Italian Recipe, translated into English by Shannon Wanty

From Rosselli, Giovanne: Epulario: qual tratta del modo di cucinare ogni carne, vccelli, pesci, & ultra qualita di viuande (Altobello Salicato, Vinegia, 1596)

p39r Nota potrai aconciare in altro modo lo detto cauo. (Note you can cook this said thing another way.)

First sear or roast slices of bread over the fire, until each begins to toast. Then put the said slices in a frying pan or tart pan, and over these put also some slices of cheese cut a little more thinly than the bread, and over the frying pan put its cover so that it becomes hot, so that the said cheese begins to bind or melt, and throw over this sugar with cinnamon and ginger.