Sweet & Savory "Vesper" Bread

March 24, 2014

Author Notes:

When my boyfriend's German parents visit, I often run to the farmer's market and grocery store for a variety of sliced meats, hard & soft cheeses and spreads. It's common in his region of Germany for some meals to be served as a Vesper, a snack or meal of cheese, bread and cold cuts, and I've come to really enjoy it. There's no wrong way to put together your favorite combination, but this one is my absolute favorite. The key to it, however, is using the best quality ingredients you can find. Use an unsalted, European-style butter with a high butterfat content or raw honey from your local farmer. Homemade or fresh bread works well, but because of the bold flavors you'll slather on top, stale bread can be masked too.

Ashley Marie

Serves: 1


  • 1 slice of your favorite bread
  • unsalted, high butterfat butter
  • your favorite honey
  • Brie or Camembert, white rind removed
  • 2 slices ham
In This Recipe


  1. Warm, but do not toast your slice of bread.
  2. Slather it with a little butter, and then top with a little honey.
  3. Smear the brie cheese ontop and cover with some sliced ham.
  4. Enjoy the melting of flavors in your mouth. (You can slice it in half and fold it over like a sandwich like I did in the picture if it's easier to eat than open-faced)

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2 Reviews

luvcookbooks March 25, 2014
Love this! Simple but a change from my usual!!
Author Comment
Ashley M. March 25, 2014
Thank you! I was hoping to take a picture of one, but I've had a horrible flu and have been seriously bed-ridden!