One of my all-time favourite kitchen tools is my Panini-press. It’s a toaster, but with two equally hot sides, and the top can be lifted in a straight manner and placed straight on top of the sandwich, which results in an even bake and avoids the dreaded “filling going everywhere”.
If you don’t have a panini press, you can use a different kind of toaster as well, but you might want to change the type of bread as the Italian Roll is quite large and probably won’t fit.
This panini is made with goat’s cheese and a cold cured ham from Germany, called Swartzwalder Shinken. You can substitute another raw cured ham, but bear in mind that the Swatzwalder Shinken are cut much thicker than for instance a serrano or prosciuto tends to be.
The goat cheese used is the sliced variety, not the crumbly soft kind.
- 1 Italian roll
- 1 slice of goat’s cheese
- 1-2 slices Swartzwalder Shinken
- 2-3 Sundried tomatoes in oil, drained
Heat the panini press.
Slice the roll horizontally in half. Top with lettuce, the goat’s cheese, then the sundried tomatoes and finally the ham. Top with the top of the Italian roll.
Bake for 3 minutes in a panini press or until hot and crispy.