I am always trying to come up with new ways to use my bread and this week I have a whole loaf of my Craisin Bread sitting there saying, Suzie, do something creative with me! I love working with foods that are in season and I am kind of absolutely crazy about fruit, especially berries, so I thought, how about a fruit panini?
A few years ago I had made a panini using angel food cake, Nutella and strawberries and it was so ridiculously yummy that I make crepes with the same filling on a regular basis. Why not make a panini but using my Craisin bread? Genius!
I sliced two fairly thin slices, put Nutella on one side and topped it with thinly sliced strawberries. I very lightly buttered the outside of the sandwich and then put it on my grill. You could fry this up instead if you do not have a grill.
Of course you could use different bread and fruit! Nutella and bananas would be crazy yummy, I wonder if I would like it with Nutella and apricots? You could always go with peanut butter instead but I am a Nutella woman. Bring on the hazelnuts and chocolate!
Paninis are delicious and dessert paninis? They are out of this world!