Oatmeal and bread
Around 1762, the Earl of Sandwich is said to have asked for meat between two pieces of bread as a convenient way to eat at the gaming table without using cutlery.
Mrs Anstruther, in her recipe book, notes that her Adelaide sandwiches came 'from Lainshaw' — probably Lainshaw House in Ayrshire.
Her recipe owes much to Charles Elmé Francatelli, cook to Queen Victoria. His small round 'Adelaide sandwiches' — included in 'The cook's guide, and housekeeper's & butler's assistant' of 1861 — were appetisers.
Today sandwiches are widely eaten as a convenient lunch-time snack.
Mrs Anstruther's Recipe Book, 19th century. [Library reference: Acc.13447]