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Lazy Saturday morning

After a week of healthy eating sometimes Meg and I just want something sweet and savory for breakfast on a lazy Saturday morning.  These mini paninis, from Giada de Laurentiis, were just the thing for today.  With only 5 ingredients (salt and olive oil don’t count because you should always have those on hand), you can make these in less than 10 minutes.  The perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee.

Just a few ingredients make a sweet and savory breakfast panini


  • 6 slices of ciabatta bread, cut about 1/4-1/2″ thick
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 6 slices of fresh mozzarella
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary, chopped
  • raspberry jam
  • 2 tablespoons of light brown sugar

Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil.  Spread the jam over one side of each slice of bread.  Sprinkle the rosemary over the jam.  Add 2 slices of mozzarella to each panini, sprinkling the cheese with some salt.  Sprinkle the outside of the paninis with the brown sugar.

Heat a pan over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.  Place the paninis in the pan and press down with a cast iron skillet (I also added a teapot on top for some extra weight).

Don't worry, the Harpoons were not on the breakfast menu.

Cook for 3-4 minutes, then flip the paninis, press and cook for another 2 minutes until lightly toasted and the cheese is melted.

Halfway there.

Cut each panini in half and serve, delicious.


One comment on “Lazy Saturday morning

  1. meg
    January 7, 2012

    This was really good. The fresh rosemary made all the difference in the world and it truly did only take about 10 minutes. Sweet and savory all in one. I loved it!

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