Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sweet, Salty, and Savory Panini



Here’s another sandwich thrown together from food that needed to be used up in my kitchen. Sandwiches are a great medium for invention, and it’s a good thing we like them, because we eat a lot of them.

Makes two sandwiches.

Ingredients
4 slices of your favorite bread(Or see recipe link below)
Maple butter for spreading (Recipe Below)
Scant 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
10 slices pre-cooked Canadian bacon
½ Apple, thinly sliced
Fresh cracked pepper
Drizzle of honey
1/4 cup bleu cheese or gorgonzola

Heat up the panini press to medium high.

Brush the outsides of bread with maple butter. Layer on the cheddar, Canadian bacon, apple, fresh cracked pepper, a drizzle of honey, and bleu cheese. Top with other slice of bread.

Grill until crispy on the outside and the cheese is melted.

Maple Butter
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup maple syrup
Pinch of salt

Place in a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until well mixed.

Notes: The bread recipe from the picture can be found at http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Simple-Whole-Wheat-Bread/Detail.aspx. I make all three loaves at a time, brush them with butter, let them cool, wrap them in foil, and freeze the extras. They thaw beautiful, and keep for almost a week in my bread box without drying out.

Recipe by Laura Flowers


11 comments:

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Oh this does sound good, especially with the addition of the apple and the gorgonzola. and your own homemade bread too!

Pink Little Cake said...

Love it!

finsmom said...

I have been wanting a panini press for a long time now - this is another reason to go buy one! What a great, mouth-watering picture and recipe!

The Cooking Photographer said...

Buy one with removable plates Finsmom. They are so easy to clean!

Mary said...

I love the use of maple butter in this post. I think I'll follow you anyware. Kevin at Closet Cooking has a wonderful recipe for maple bread . Take a peak when you have time.

sherri said...

I need to go ahead and purchase the panini machine.

This made the decision for me.

I love sweet and savory recipes and sandwiches. Win! Win!

Coleen's Recipes said...

What an excellent combinatin of flavors. The maple butter and apple combined with the ham sounds way too tasty!!

Nina's Recipes said...

I love PANINI and this one looks just the way I like it! Make one for me please!!!
XO

Carrie said...

This looks awesome! I love the inclusion of honey in the sandwich.

Laura said...

I love putting fruit in my sandwiches, this looks delicious!

~RED~ said...

mmm sweet and savory.. delish!

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