Your face wants to panini. Trust me.
So, you have some Pillsbury Simply Rustic French Bread in the fridge. And you're like, "Oh, I need to make this soon or else I'll burst into flames." But then you think, "I wish I could do something ELSE with it though besides just bake it as is. " And then you think, "If I really wanted to burst into flames I could just WALK OUTSIDE, EARTH."
Sorry. It's hot. I'm not taking it well.
I'm here today to tell ya of a new way
to use that bread loaf in your fridge. A way that will allow you to use words like "roll-a-roo" and "grilly grill grill" and "panini bo-bini." Although I'd highly advise saying these words to yourself.
AND, there's no willy nilly with the oven, y'all. No bake. Just grill.
Here we go! Grab a Pillsbury Simply Rustic French Bread loaf, some pesto (you can use jarred!), a few cups of shredded rotisserie chicken, some brie (you can buy a big wedge, but I randomly had these little wedges in the fridge, so, booya.), and a pear.
Roll that dough out until you get a big rectangle. Yeah.
Now, I was able to get 3 sandwiches out of this, but if you cut smaller rectangles, you could totally get 4. Or if you wanted one MONSTROUS panino, you could always just cut it in half. I won't tell a soul.
For the pear, peel her up.
Then using a mellon baller, remove the core, like so.
Then ya slice! Pop a slice in your mouth, just to make sure the farmers did it right.
Then you'll take the little rectangles and place them on an indoor grill. (or outdoor! or a panini press if you're cool.) I had this cast iron on a medium heat, because that thing is a monster when it comes to retaining heat. Grill on both sides for 3 minutes each, until it looks like this.
Continue until they're all ready for love. I MEAN the next step.
Then you layer! Spoon some pesto on the bottom, then some shredded chicken, some pear slices and brie slices. Mmmmmm.
Top it with another piece of bread and stick it back on the grill. NOW, I turned the heat off for this because I didn't want to the bread to burn, but the heat from the pan will melt the cheese. And I used a little skillet to press it down. Isn't it cute? You don't have to answer that.
Sliiiiice and serrrrrrve. Oh, man. This is so so so good. Perfect balance of the bright pesto flavors, the yummy chicken, crisp pears and melted glorious brie.
I'm having heart palpitations just gazing into its eyes.
Just ignore that last part.*Bev realizes that there are no actual eyeballs on this sandwich. Thank you. For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.
Do you make panini sandwiches? Tell us what you put on 'em!