It's British Sandwich Week, so what better time to indulge in this foolproof lunchtime classic?
Named after 18th century aristocrat John Montagu (the 4th Earl of Sandwich), the classic combination of meat tucked between two bits of bread has seen many an update over the years - here are a few variations ideal for satisfying those lunchtime hunger pangs...
Mustard steak sandwich
A super substantial lunch option that will carry you through until dinner time, this steak and mustard on ciabatta number is best served warm with plenty of caramelised onions.
Peach, portabello and avocado club
You don't need meat to make a good club sandwich. This veggie version uses portabello mushrooms, with creamy avocado and juicy peach providing contrasting sweet and savoury flavours. Summer on a plate.
Special sandwich loaf
This crusty bloomer loaf contains more than meets the eye… Cut yourself a slice to reveal stacks of ham, salami, pastrami, caramelised onions, cucumber and three types of cheese! The perfect centrepiece for picnics, beach lunches or garden parties, this special loaf will get everyone talking.
Slow-cooked lamb 'burgers'
Ideal for Sunday lunch with friends, these tasty shredded lamb rolls make the perfect middle-ground between casual dining and an impressive spread.
Harissa and chipotle give the shredded lamb shoulder a subtle smokiness. Serve with shredded cabbage and fresh coriander in a brioche bun for a sweet, smoky, crunchy masterpiece.
Bánh mì Asian baguette
Vietnamese sandwiches with fresh flavours and hits of spice can be easily created using leftover Sunday roast meat like beef or ham. Combine slices of cold meat with chilli, coriander and some crunchy veg, serve between fresh and chewy tiger bread and you've got yourself a taste of Vietnam in a sarnie.
Gingerbread ice cream sandwiches
Those with a sweet tooth may want to round off their lunch with a different kind of sandwich - this combination of spicy ginger ice cream and crunchy biscuits makes a sumptuous dessert.
Chess board sandwiches
Mix 'n' match sandwiches? We're game if you're are...
These dainty sandwiches are great for picnics, and make the perfect snack for kids' parties, too! Swap the fillings for whatever takes your fancy. Ham, tuna mayo or brie and cranberry sauce would all work well.