After I raved about my PBB&J Panini, another blogger left this comment: I might have to try this with our cafeteria’s panini machine!
What?? College cafeterias now have panini presses? Lucky undergrads—the only hot sandwiches our dorms served were blackened grilled cheeses that could’ve been used as charcoal to light a barbeque pit.
So Kate and I wrote back and forth, comparing ingredient notes (she loves the veggie/cheese/hummus combo!), until she responded, “I could probably come up with a dessert on the panini press.”
And with that, my mind started racing faster than a hamster in a squeaky exercise wheel. My thoughts darted to cookies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, and brownies before finally landing on…
Paninis and pies are actually pretty similar. They consist of some sort of filling between two layers of baked carbs. But until I figure out a contraption to bake a real 9”-round fruit-filled pie on my little panini press, I’ll stick to my modified version:
A blueberry pie panini!