Whether it is the humble cheddar and tomato toastie that you devour at your desk to cure a hangover (we know who you are) or a gourmand's dream of artisan bread and handmade cheese... few things beat the satisfaction that bread can offer.
Here is some drool-worthy inspiration.
1. Ham and cheese french toast
Oozing cheese and salty ham. Heaven.
2. Avo and roquefort toastie
A spoil-yourself-treat. Just add ciabatta.
3. Mexican sarmie
Loose the bread and spice up your standard desk-lunch.
4. Eggy bean toastie
You will need a knife and fork for this cowboy-meets-french toast.
5. Parma ham, ricotta and papaya toast
A decadent summery combination, fit for a foodie.
6. Mozzarella in carrozza
Mama mia... Fried cheese sandwich, the Italian way.
7. Meatball toastie
Not exactly gourmet - but the kids will love it. Try it with some homemade leftovers for a real treat.
8. The braai toastie
To add chutney or not to add chutney... that is the question!
9. Star toasties
Robbie Williams's tuna toastie and Elvis's peanut butter bomb.
10. Chocolate fried sandwich
The kind of midnight snack Nigella would fancy.
- Aletta Lintvelt