I will continue my sad, sad panini adventure.
After I bought the press I realized I had really nothing to make paninis with (not the sad part).
I went to two stores for panini guts, I wanted to keep the first one simple. Price Chopper for good roast beef, brie, roasted reds, artichokes (I had some pesto at home). Co op for Rockhill Bakehouse bread - sourdough. (Probably should have done the brie there but I wasn't thinking clearly.) Oh, and chocolate. But not for the panini (not the sad part).
Long story short here: So, I made them. And they sucked (the sad part). They sucked so bad I didn't even have mine. I was so absolutely disgusted I cleaned up the kitchen and went to bed. I was even thinking about returning Benvolio!
Yep. I had a panini tantrum. C ate his and was perfectly happy with it. I threw mine out. The reason was - Sog Factor. They were so gross and soggy looking when I pulled them off the press I wanted to cry (I take making dinner a little too seriously, I know - but I really feel a sense of failure when something I make doesn't turn out. Especially something I have been excited about). It turns out that they crisped up after they were taken off the press, but I was so highly annoyed by then I didn't even want it. Why yes, I am an only child, why do you ask?
I read up on it. You wouldn't think I needed to know that much about grilling a damn sandwich but I did learn some things in my research. Reasons why Panini One failed:
- roast beef waaaay too juicy
- roasted reds wicked wet, if I want to you them I have to consider better placement
- sourdough bread not dense enough - too holey
- didn't brush the bread with oil
All in all, Benvolio will stay. I look forward to not hating him a whole bunch.