Posted by: Catherine | September 10, 2009

Cream Cheese and Strawberry Jam Toas-Tites

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What sealed the deal for me was the Toas-Tite….As soon as I saw it in his kitchen cabinet, I knew Bruce was the man for me. My mom used to make us Cream Cheese and Strawberry Jam Toas-Tites when we were growing up—they’re kind of fake blintzes, but better than most blintzes in my opinion—and then I never saw another one again until I was rummaging through Bruce’s kitchen one night. I shrieked, he came running and, when he saw me, mouth agape, holding the Toas-Tite, he very calmly said, “That’s a Toas-Tite.” As if I thought it was anything but…but I calmly asked him what he used it for. He said, “Bologne sandwiches.” I said nothing,  got my keys and raced to the store for some cream cheese, strawberry jam and the whitest white bread (read, Wonder) I could find. When I returned, I assembled two sandwiches, buttered the outside, put them in the Toas-Tite, turned a burner on high and started cooking.

Suffice it to say, we’ve never had bologne Toas-Tites…and the rest is history.

Here’s the gizmo. Does anyone have one? Does anyone know where to buy them? Bruce thinks we saw them once at Sur La Table, but I have no memory of that whatsoever.

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  1. I’ve never heard of Toas-tites before… That’s a really cool gadget! Definitely agree that cream cheese and jam is better than bologna .

  2. Now that is cute!

  3. We have/had one of those in Wallingford, and used it over the fireplace to toast a whole variety of sandwiches during a blackout…nothing better than toasted peanut butter and jelly on a cold New England night. Have to admit I didn’t know what it was called!

  4. Those toasts come up so pretty! Delicious with cream cheese & strawberry jam!

  5. How fun! That very closely resembles a “pie iron” which you can take camping to make all kinds of delicious melted things. Here’s one on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Romes-1805-Round-Steel-Handles/dp/B000F630II/ref=pd_sim_dbs_k_3
    The combo of strawberries and cream cheese sounds delicious!

  6. That Toast-tite maker found you true love! I love it! And they do look good!

  7. These are awesome, I want one. I used to make strawberry jam type sandwiches like this but dipped them in egg wash then bread crumbs and deep fried them then sprinkles them with powdered sugar, they are called Puffosins. I’ll have to look for one of these thingies my kids would love this!

  8. While searching for my own toas tite I found there is a toas tite blog

    http://toastiterecipes.com/

    • Wow! I LOVE this, thanks so much. Strawberries and nutella? That’s for me. I seem to like the sweet versions (go figure) more than the savory, but the tomatoes and cheese sound great. I’ve also done peanut butter and jam, that works…and I bet peanut butter and chocolate would tickle, too. Thank you!!!

  9. Its the first time I ever saw such an equipment . It looks like fun to have one..

  10. I want one!! How yummy!!

  11. Never seen it before. Sounds like a cool gadget. Looks yummy.

  12. Oh yum! I can see why you have such fond memories of these. I’ve never heard of this contraption before but I have a sandwich maker that seals the edges and cuts it into triangles that would work just fine.

    I’m going tohave to make this for sure!

    Try Ebay or Amazon to try and find them. you never know.

  13. Oh my gosh, I really want to buy that cute gadget for real. I’m going to google it, see if I can find it. Can’t resist…

    Miammm, that really look delicious!

  14. I have never heard of that contraption before in my life!

    How funny that you had that growing up, and Bruce happened to have one! It must have been fate!

    It looks fantastic though! Now I want one!

  15. Catherine, I went to E-bay and there are some for sale on there!

    I might just have to place a bid….

    • Let me know if you get one, and what you try making–I’m in the mood for nutella and strawberries…but I always come back to cream cheese and strawberry jam!

  16. THAT IS SO COOL! I have never heard of anything like that, but that blintzy thing looks like one of the most delicious things ever.

  17. Ive never heard of these, but they look damned delicious!

  18. FUN! Where do you find such a contraption???

  19. Those look really good! I have never seen or heard of a Toas-Tite ( did I write that correctly?). What cool little “gizmo”. I could make those little sandwiches all day!

  20. Delicious and the grandest story ever! This gizmo needs to come back! An entire population is missing the best thing.

  21. With my two sons these would be gone in a nano second!!!!Figtreeapps

  22. Never had Toas-Tite before. Looks so delicious with strawberry jam. And you made me so curious about that gizmo.

  23. Yum and beautiful. I have had one of these in my house forever. Now I know what to do with it

    Thanks

    Great looking site

  24. i shud buy one of that.. hehe.. looks soo pretty and yumm!! love the combo :)

  25. wow, what a great snack!!

    Looks beautiful too! Must be delicious!

    Yummie!

  26. Love it. How delicious! We had a square contraption like this when we were young, & I bought one just recently again. Love the rustic taste of toasties it makes! Love what you did with it!

  27. round toast! (: wow! looks adorable and super yummy!

  28. I found a couple of these on Amazon.com

    and

    The second one is a little more expensive ($24.95), but it is Teflon-coated, so you can cut down on (or eliminate) the butter. Which in my opinion would be a bad idea.

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to do this research!

  29. wow, I’ve never seen this before…so cute!


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