Guess what I should probably not be eating three days before my last wedding dress fitting? Â Um, this. Â But seriously, I got a panini maker as a present at my bridal shower, and I have been itching to try it out. Â When I had two leftover fresh figs in the fridge around lunchtime on a weekend, there wasn’t a chance on earth I was going to pass this idea up.
Yes, I’m writing this in advance. Â I’m on my honeymoon for the next two weeks, but I’ve got you guys covered: Â every few days, a new recipe will go up via WordPress’s auto-post function, and I will be coming back to all your lovely comments when I get home! Â And just to show that I’m not posting my b-list recipes, even while I’m gone, I chose this one.
Because if you’re looking to splurge, even on a pre-wedding diet, this is it. Â Fresh figs, some of the earliest in the season, great local bread, olive oil and a really good, oozy brie cheese. Â Yes, four ingredients, and the result is an amazingly delicious, completely indulgent, but totally easy to make lunch.
And I will say in advance, that even having eaten this as a hearty, delicious lunch, I’m pretty sure I will still fit into that lovely dress.
Panini with Figs and Brie
1 large ciabatta sandwich roll
2 fresh figs
4 ounces oozy brie cheese (I used fromage d’affinois)
Olive oil, for brushing
Slice brie and figs thinly, and layer them over the bread. Â Brush olive oil inside the bread, and on the top and bottom of the sandwich roll. Â Grill on a panini press for about 4 minutes, or until the bread is toasted and cheese melted. Â Cut in half and serve warm.