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.
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.
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