The BBC have been running several articles this week about Mrs Beeton's recipe for the toast sandwich which she felt is the cheapest meal of all to cook. According to her, it's a couple od slices of buttered bread outside a slice of toast sprinkled with salt and pepper. When I considered this dish, I took into account the fact that Mrs Beeton never enjoyed the benefit of an electric toaster or grill so it started to become interesting. The toast she'd have been talking about was real toast, cooked on an open fire, so now I can begin to see the virtue. Except I'd have 3 slices of butterd and seasonded proper toast for the same money if it was down to me.