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Jun 21, 2011 07:00 PM

French Panini Bread

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

    1. 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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      1. re: TorontoJo

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

        But I get the point.