This odd recipe dates back to at least the 19th century, when Mrs. Beeton gave the recipe in her cookbook.
- 3 slices of bread
Toast one slice of bread till very crisp and crunchy. Butter the other two pieces of bread and place the toasted bread between them to make a sandwich.
The difference in texture is actually quite deceptive and makes you feel like you're eating something other than three slices of buttered bread. Of course, you can fancy this up by using gourmet breads or herb butters for variety. Mrs. Beeton suggested adding salt and pepper to taste, as well as the possibility of adding thin slices of meat.