It’s All About the Bread

My friend Andrea pointed out this weekend that the key to a great sandwich is the bread.

Hello bread!


Also, welcome ham, mozzarella, basil, plum tomatoes and balsamic vinegar to the party. They made this.

I picked up a copy of “Cooking Light” the other day at the grocery store and basically now want to make everything in the magazine. But for tonight, it was simply the Mozzarella, Ham and Basil Panini, slight adapted. Delicious.

Ingredients: Ciabatta bread, sliced ham, mozzarella, basil, plum tomatoes and balsamic vinegar

Directions: Cut slice of ciabatta bread then split it to create a top and bottom piece. Brush balsamic vinegar on top slice of bread and then assemble the sandwich. Spray frying pan with non stick cooking spray and grill the sandwich for about three minutes on each side.

Goes well with: A light salad, a soup (roasted red pepper anyone?) and applesauce.  It’s like having a Panera in your house!

It was incredibly delicious and incredibly filling. I probably should have cut my sandwich in half and had a salad with it, but I just wanted the bread. So good.

One flaw though. You know when you make grilled cheese and you inevitably burn it? That was sort of what happened with this sandwich. I cooked it a bit too long on each side because I wanted the cheese to melt. That didn’t happen, but it did soften up a bit.  I just had to scrape off the bread a bit at the end because it was just a tiny bit burned. Not enough to affect the taste, but enough so that it didn’t look pretty.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s