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Panini

RECIPE

BreadinFife logoThis recipe for Panini comes from Colin Lindsay of BreadinFife where you can take part in hands-on bread baking classes in Freuchie, Fife.

At BreadinFife you can learn how to bake delicious breads in hands-on classes with practical tips, plenty of opportunities to sample what you bake as you go along and lots to take home to share with hungry friends. There is no special equipment needed, just a normal domestic oven and good flour.

"I went on the Essential Bread course and came away with oatcakes, pitta bread, two different loaves and a collection of bread rolls. I also came away with a lot more knowledge about bread making. And I had an enjoyable and social day. Colin is very welcoming and able to reassure the most nervous bread maker. But the results were fantastic and I will never buy oatcakes again!"

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Panini

Ingredients

330g warm water
5g dried yeast or 10g fresh yeast
500g strong white flour
20g semolina
12g fine sea salt
18g warm milk
18g olive oil
more semolina for dusting

Method

  • Put the flours and yeast in a large bowl then mix in the warm water and warm milk until it is well combined. Leave in a warm place for 10 minutes.

  • Now add the olive oil and knead in the bowl till all the oil is absorbed.

  • Knead the dough energetically for 10 to 15 minutes until it is smooth and springy.

  • Put the dough in a moistened bowl in a warm place, covered for 90 minutes.

Shaping and proving

  • Turn the dough out onto a well floured surface. Gently press out into a rectangle about
    2 inches thick then roll out to three-quarters of an inch leaving a nice smooth top then let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

  • Cut the dough into 2 inch by 2 inch rectangles then transfer to a baking tray lined with floured baking parchment. Dust the top with white flour, polenta or semolina then return to the warmth for 30 minutes.

Baking

  • Heat the oven to 250°C then turn down to 230°C when the panini go in. Bake for 10
    minutes.

  • Cool on a wire rack covered.

Serving

  • Good with ham, jam, cheese or just butter. Tasty toasted too.

Makes about 16 small rolls

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