Sigh. It feels better just to say it, actually.
But I'm serious. Take good ingredients and smash them between two pieces of bread for 3-4 minutes and they become something entirely different. A vacation. An escape. A drug.
And I'm hooked.
So here's the latest in my panini adventures...
The Boston Mass
Here's another thing I love about paninis...the ease of assembly. For this one, you'll need to slice the cheese and apple, but that's it.
Spread honey mustard on both pieces of bread. Layer apples, cheese, and more apples on one slice and then cap it with the other.
After a quick 4 minutes in the press on medium heat...
a new panini is born.
And it's a good one. The apple & cheese pairing is not new (hence the Boston Mass monacre), so if you like that flavor combo you'll love it toasted up in sandwich form. The honey mustard may seem like an odd choice of spread but it really isn't. It's just tangy enough to counter the sweetness of the apple and richness of the cheddar. Mmm... I wish I had slowly eaten it as wrote this post like I planned instead of scarfing in the first couple of sentences.
Ah, well. There are worse things.
And, yes, I have started naming my paninis. I figure it's easier to do as I go along than to try to come up with all of them at once when I open my paninis-by-day, drinks-by-night, cupcakes-all-hours bakery... bar... thing.
In the meantime, I'm going to try to bring you a new panini each weekend. Sound good?