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French Panini Bread

foodiction2 Jun 21, 2011 07:00 PM

Hello all,

Although I do know that people will say "panini = sandwich" I just wanted to clarify first and am talking specifically about the bread they use on the street side shops everywhere in France (at least from what I recall when I was in Toulouse/Normandy area).

I was looking to remake them at home and all I remember that they were narrow pieces of bread that seemed pale but then crisped up beautifully in the panini press.

Sorry if there's an obvious answer.

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    terrycar RE: foodiction2 Jun 21, 2011 08:30 PM

    I remember getting sandwiches on narrow sliced baguette pieces, which are readily available.
    Does that help at all?

    1. TorontoJo RE: foodiction2 Jun 22, 2011 02:19 AM

      Try the baguettes from Bonjour Brioche. Those most closely resemble the type of baguette I recall getting in Paris for my pressed sandwiches.

      And for what it's worth, I don't think most people would say that "panini = sandwiches". Panini are very specifically sandwiches made with a press. And given that it's an Italian word, I doubt that French baguettes are the original bread of choice. :) You should try the panini at Carpano (available at lunch only) -- the best panini in town, by far. So good and addictive.

      Bonjour Brioche
      812 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M, CA

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        Davwud RE: TorontoJo Jun 22, 2011 04:06 AM

        LOL. I kinda thought it was like asking for Vietnamese tortillas.

        But I get the point.


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