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Best bread for grilled panini?

Bert Feb 1, 2006 01:15 PM

I was given a new panini maker, but i'm not sure what kind of bread is the best. Focaccia? Ciabatta? French rolls?

any good advice? thanks!

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    JalamaMama RE: Bert Feb 1, 2006 05:10 PM

    I purchase a "white sourdough" from a local bakery sliced on the thinner side- brushed with s slight bit of butter...YUM. My favorite sandwich so far since I have started doing panini- grilled eggplant/shredded mozzarella, thin slices yellow pepper/ spinach, with a very light mayo mustard on the bread, kosher salt. YUM!

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      paulj RE: Bert Feb 1, 2006 08:25 PM

      Different types of bread will make different sandwiches, none of which is inherently better than the other. For example any sliced rye would make a good Ruben style sandwich in the machine. Or plain white bread for the classic grilled cheese. For simple lunch use, I prefer a firm multigrain bread. The rolls you mention would fit Italian style ingredients. The French rolls would also work for a Mexican style torta sandwich (even better, a Mexican tellera roll).


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