Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sandwich Ring

Sometimes recipes do not turn out how you planned. This was one of those times.  The recipe I got said to use 2 packages of french bread. I decided to one up the recipe and make my own french bread.  The recipe will follow, but next time I would 1/2 the recipe. It was way too much bread. I took out the bread on one side, but it was still too much.

Ingredients for french bread (cut in 1/2)
1 cup warm water
1/2 Tablespoon yeast
1/2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups bread flour
Allow the dough to rise 30-45 minutes.  Roll into two rings and pinch the two pieces of dough to form a ring. Place on stone or in a spring-form pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place dough seam side down on Large Round Stone or spring/form pan.. Make diagonal cuts 1/2 inch deep, on top of dough.  Combine egg white, minced garlic, and seasonings. Brush over top of bread dough.Bake 26-30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Immediately remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
2. Slice vegetables of choice Example (tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, cucumber)
3. To assemble sandwich, cut bread in half horizontally. Place bottom half on a serving plate. You may want to spread the bottom with mayonnaise or ranch dressing. Then arrange meat of choice and cheese evenly over bottom half of bread. Top with lettuce. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of Italian dressing evenly over lettuce. Top with vegetables and place top half of the bread to make a sandwich.  Cut into wedges and enjoy.

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