The Toast Sandwich

The industrial revolution was fucked. Yes, it gave us cool things like the steam engine and the telephone, but it also brought along poverty, workhouses, and typhoid. It also saw the rise of the unparalleled Mrs Beeton. Struck by the hardship felt by the less-well-off Victorians, she developed the most soothing of meals to lift the spirits of the downtrodden – a sandwich which couldn’t be whiter if it tried, one which is bread, between bread and bread. 


  • Three slices of bread 
  • Butter 
  • Salt and pepper 


  1. Toast a thin slice of bread. 
  2. Butter two slices of bread and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.  
  3. Place the slice of toast between the two slices of buttered bread to form a sandwich. 
  4. Enjoy on a winter’s day, by the Thames.