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Recipe Details. Cecina is a Tuscan unleavened flatbread made with chickpea flour or ceci instead of wheat flour.

Recipe Details

It is usually served simply with coarse salt and rosemary, but this recipe turns it into a “pizza” by topping it with fresh ingredients and serving it with a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar. Bonus: it’s high in protein and a great gluten-free alternative. 2 cups (500 mL) chickpea flour 2 cups (500 mL) cold water 5 tbsp (75 mL) olive oil, divided 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh chopped rosemary 2 tsp (10 mL) kosher salt ½ tsp (2 mL) freshly cracked pepper 8 slices prosciutto 8 ripe figs, quartered ½ cup (125 mL) fresh shaved Parmesan 1 cup (250 mL) baby arugula 2 tbsp (30 mL) aged balsamic vinegar 1 In a large bowl, mix together chickpea flour and water until smooth. Add 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the olive oil, rosemary and salt and mix thoroughly to combine.

Fig and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese Sandwich. The idea for this sandwich has been floating around in my head for a few weeks now as I worked on the recipe and this weekend I finally nailed the it and got the chance to make it.

Fig and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese Sandwich

The basic idea behind this sandwich was to combine sweet fig preserves with salty prosciutto in a grilled cheese sandwich that is cooked panini style in a grill press. Sweet things like jams and preserves work surprisingly well in grilled cheese sandwiches and when combined with something like prosciutto you definitely have a winning combination. Salami, Prosciutto and Provolone Panini Recipe, Central Coast Vacation. As we snaked our way down the canyon road, flanked by farms and forest, there were no indicators that we were anywhere near our seaside vacation rental.

Salami, Prosciutto and Provolone Panini Recipe, Central Coast Vacation

When the car GPS signaled that we’d soon arrive at our destination we were skeptical but then – BAM – the pristine little town of Avila Beach came into view. Renting a beach house for a few days is the sort of summer vacation that works best for our family right now. We get the conveniences of home – a kitchen, laundry, space for the kids to roam – but the change of surroundings still gives us the chance to explore and spend time together. Relaxing? Mushroom Grilled Cheese Sandwich (aka The Mushroom Melt)

Mushrooms are one of my absolute favourite foods and it was long past time that I gave them the grilled cheese treatment! My mild obsession with grilled cheese sandwiches has had me dreaming about a mushroom grilled cheese for a long time and it was finally time to realize it. I wanted to keep things relatively simple without compromising in flavour so I stared out by sauteing some onions and mushrooms slowly until they turned golden brown and caramelized bringing out all of their tastiness.

Next I deglazed the pan with a splash of white wine to make sure that none of the flavour that had built up in those brown bits that stick to the bottom of the pan went to waste. If you are a fan of truffles then this is where you can indulge a bit and add some truffle oil to the mushrooms to make this sandwich even more decadent! Chicken Pinwheel Sandwich Recipe with Roasted Red Pepper, Kalamata Olives & Herb Yogurt.

“Mum, will you teach me to make that before I go to college?”

Chicken Pinwheel Sandwich Recipe with Roasted Red Pepper, Kalamata Olives & Herb Yogurt

Asked my 10 year old son. I think it was potstickers. The frozen kind. Chicken Panini with Arugula, Provolone and Chipotle Mayonnaise. One word to describe this hot panini... dee-licious!

Chicken Panini with Arugula, Provolone and Chipotle Mayonnaise

I'm in love with the flavor combination of this grilled chicken panini made on Ciabatta bread with melted provolone, arugula and a spicy chipotle mayonnaise. This sandwich is perfect for lunch or dinner and you can easily prepare this for one or a family of eight! A panini press is on my Christmas list this year, but not having one has never stopped me from making paninis before. I lightly spray the bread with oil and use my George Forman grill and it's ready in minutes. Avocado Panini with Brie, Mozzarella, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Basil. Drizzle the insides of both halves of bread with oil.

Avocado Panini with Brie, Mozzarella, Sun Dried Tomatoes, and Basil

Arrange the mozzarella on the bottom half, and the brie on the top half. Fill the inside with sundried tomato, basil leaves, and avocado. Season the avocado with a squirt of lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stack the two halves into a sandwich, and put on a hot panini press for about 10 minutes, until the bread is crusty, and the cheese is melted. Cut into quarters and eat hot!

Dinner Tonight: Flank Steak Panini with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions. Steak sandwiches are a lot trickier to execute than it might initially seem.

Dinner Tonight: Flank Steak Panini with Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions

Though a great steak often needs little more than a nice sear and some salt and pepper, when you stuff that steak between two slices of bread, something strange happens. The meat often ends up both bland and tough, which is puzzling. In Simple Italian Snacks, Jason Denton and Kathryn Kellinger get past this by cooking a flank steak until medium-rare, then slicing it thinly against the grain. It also helps that it's topped with an herby goat cheese and caramelized onions.

Recipe: Turkey, Strawberries & Brie Panini. Last weekend as we arrived at the movie theater to finally see The King’s Speech (all those Academy Awards were well-deserved!)

Recipe: Turkey, Strawberries & Brie Panini

, I noticed a big banner announcing “FARMER’S MARKET ~ SATURDAYS 8 AM – 12 PM”. I was elated – at last, a local farmer’s market that takes place on a day and time I can actually make! So there I was this weekend, back at the theater parking lot. Recipe: Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil Panini. This is my second in a series of posts on Panini Happy that are sponsored by Panera Bread.

Recipe: Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil Panini

Remember those lovely Slow-Roasted Tomatoes I shared yesterday? Here’s the very first thing I made with them: Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella & Basil Panini on ciabatta. It’s a can’t-miss classic - the sandwich version of an Italian caprese salad – with the added sweetness and character of the slow-roasted tomatoes. There’s a reason you’ll see this sandwich on almost any panini menu. It’s simply that good. Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I certainly have been into the fresh field ripened tomatoes lately!

Caprese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I have been picking up at least a full basket of them every week and most weeks they have disappeared long before the end of the week. Primarily I have been enjoying them in BLT sandwiches but recently I had a new idea and that was for a caprese grilled cheese sandwich. Pear, Arugula, and Brie Panini. Cook the Book: Ham, Brie, and Apple French Toast Panini. Today's recipe from this week's featured cookbook, Panini Express is for a Ham, Brie, and Apple French Toast Panini. Apologies in advance for going for another ham-and-cheese variation. I was halfway through preparing this recipe when I realized I'd just done a similar sandwich yesterday. I couldn't resist this one, though, because I've been a fan of the ham-brie-apple combo since discovering it a few years ago. Add the French toast, I thought, and this recipe's a knockout. As I found out, this recipe really is a knockout.

Leftover Turkey and Swiss Panini. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Well, let me back up: I can’t believe it’s November. If you’re still looking for some last-minute recipes for turkey day, feel free to browse my recipes here: Grilled Brie and Goat Cheese Sandwich with Bacon and Green Tomato. I have been going sandwich crazy these last few weeks and my focus has been squarely pointed at both the perfectly ripe field tomatoes and the unripe green tomatoes that are available right now. While I was searching for ideas for yet another sandwich I stumbled across this grilled brie and goat cheese sandwich with bacon and green tomato recipe by Bobby Flay and as soon as I saw it, I knew that I would have to make it. I really liked the sound of combining two amazing cheeses, an ooey gooey brie and a tangy goat cheese in a grilled cheese sandwich along with some salty and crisp bacon and tart slices of green tomatoes!

This grilled cheese sandwich is definitely worth making and I have already made it a few times! After the first time I tweaked the recipe a by slicing the green tomato a thinner and frying them in the bacon grease to soften them up a bit as the hard slices kept popping out of the sandwich. Recipe for bacon jam and cheese panini. In a million years, I never thought I'd write (or even think) these words: I love bacon jam.

(Generations of my family are wringing their hands. I can't see them, but I know.) Italian Sausage and Roasted Pepper Panini.