I'm finally getting around to paying my respects to National Panini Month, while also fulfilling a sandwich promise I made to myself not long ago. After being disappointed by The Sentinel's pork and fig sandwich that didn't actually contain figs, I pressed together this panino before fig season bids its sad farewell.
When I came up with the "fruit and nut" idea, I thought: this could be terrible. But thanks to this morning's discovery of the perfect bread — a seeded raisin roll from a nearby bakery — the panino turned out to be one of my favorite creations! I love warm nut butters, and even with the fruit, this sammie isn't to sweet. Serve it for lunch or breakfast, and get the recipe now.
Original recipe Ingredients 1 soft raisin roll, about 10 inches long Directions Makes 1 sandwich.
Fruit and Nut Butter Panini
Salted almond butter, for spreading
1/2 of a banana, sliced into flat strips
4 fresh figs, sliced widthwise into rounds
1 soft raisin roll, about 10 inches long
Makes 1 sandwich.