If your grilled-cheese sandwiches never achieve that perfect golden grill and instead end up a shade too far into burn-marshmallow territory, a simple tweak or two can make your sandwich perfect.
Over at the baby and kid-centric blog OhDeeDoh, they put together a tutorial to help a friend of theirs whose finicky three-year old will reject any grilled-cheese sandwich with even a hint of burnt bits on it. The tutorial is focused on grilling a perfect golden crust, char free, gooey cheese sandwich.
The two critical components of the perfect-sandwich grilling process are a pastry brush and a lid for the pan. The pastry brush is a perfect tool for brushing melted butter onto both sides of the sandwich to get an even coating for a more even and consistent browning — not burning! — and lid helps retain heat in the pan so the cheese will melt before the bread starts to burn.
If you don't have a pastry brush on hand — I don't! — it looks like a silicone sauce brush used for grilling would do the trick too. Have a tip or two for making a great sandwich? Let's hear about it in the comments.