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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Servings: 4

Alsatian Toast

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Comfort Food
Sliced Bread


  • 4 slices of Villaggio® Classico White Bread
  • 2 Onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) Olive Oil
  • 1 cup (250ml) Dark Beer
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) Cooking Cream, 35% fat
  • 4 slices Cooked Ham, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup (350ml) Emmental, grated
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F) with the oven rack in the middle position.
  2. In a hot pan, sauté the onions in a little olive oil for 5 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, add beer and maple syrup, and continue cooking for 5 minutes until reduced.
  4. Add the cream and mix. Taste for seasoning.
  5. Meanwhile, cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat, place the slices of bread on it and bake for 5 minutes, until the bread is lightly browned.
  6. On each slice of bread, place onions, ham and grated cheese. Bake for 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted.