The Earl's Sandwich

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Serves4 people

Take these beauties to a picnic and you'll be so engrossed in your sandwich that you'll forget to smell the roses.

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  • 8 thick slices from a good loaf, like our long fermentation tin loaf
  • A glug of olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • Sea salt
  • Seasonal vegetables*
  • A creamy cheese like our Easy Peasy Yogurt Cheesey, cream cheese, or fresh ewe's cheese
  • A handful of chopped almonds, toasted
  • A handful of fresh herbs, chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • Freshly ground pepper
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1. Mix the olive oil, garlic and a pinch of salt. Brush onto one side of each bread slice. Pop a frying pan over medium-high heat. Lightly toast the bread on both sides.
2. Spread the cheese on the garlic side of four slices of bread.
3. Scatter nuts and herbs, a squeeze of lemon juice, grated zest and a little olive oil over the top.
4. Pile veggies on the other slices.
5. *Great veg fillings: Roasted red peppers ribbons mixed with a pinch of paprika and chilli powder. - Slivers of roasted beetroot. - Slices of fresh tomato and cucumber. - Lightly cooked broad beans. - Mushrooms sizzled with garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
6. Add a few more herbs and more oil, if needed. Season. Tuck in.
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