Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Sweet Panini for your Sweetie

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to bring you a fun little idea for a dessert that I worked up this past weekend while visiting friends, Matt & Kate in Florida.  As we experimented with their new panini press, I thought to make a sweet panini to end our all-day eating fest.  It worked out quite well and I think you’ll love it too, especially if you’re trying to end your Valentine’s Day dinner with a sweet little something.

The idea for this dish came from my favorite crepe filling, bananas and
Nutella, and I also improvised by adding marshmallows.  I sandwiched this yummy combination between two slices of sweet raisin challah bread, spread some sweet butter on each side and pressed that baby till it oozed with deliciousness.

After taking it out of the panini press, Dan cut it into long strips and served it with ½ full glasses of milk, which was a lovely combination.  We all devoured them in minutes, each one of us taking at least 3 pieces of this sweet, melty treat.  I hope you try it at home and enjoy it with your favorite people.

Fooditka’s Sweet Pressed Panini

Ingredients (serves 5)

1 loaf of raisin challah bread, sliced
2 bananas, sliced into ¼” inch pieces
4 – 5 large marshmallows, ripped into chunks or you can use the bite sized variety
Sweet butter for spreading

Preheat your panini press or a grill pan until it’s very hot.

Spread a generous layer of Nutella on one side of your sandwich.  Layer with slices of banana and then top with marshmallows.  Then top with one more slice of bread.  Butter each side of the sandwich and place in the pre-heated panini press or grill pan.  Cook for about 5 – 7 minutes or until the top is golden brown and all the ingredients inside have melted.  It’s OK and actually quite nice to let the marshmallow drip over the side of the bread.  Enjoy with a cold glass of milk. 

1 comment:

  1. Great googly-moogly, this looks outrageous. This is like a high-end ode to Elvis, and it makes me want to run out and buy a panini press.



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