Panera Bread (called St. Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area) is a chain of bakery–café quick casual restaurants in the United States and Canada that sells breads, sandwiches, soups, salads, and other bakery items. This site will provide copycat recipes and recipes using products sold at the Panera Bread restaurants. Panera Bread Co. has 1,736 bakery cafes in 45 states and Canada under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe brands.
Baby Hot Browns
1/4 cup hot water
3/4 cup half-and-half
3 tablespoons salted butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup grated Swiss cheese
5 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 onion, thinly sliced
6 ounces cooked turkey, thinly sliced
18 slices party rye or small French bread
Dissolve bouillon cube in hot water, add half-and-half.
In saucepan, melt butter and add flour. Whisk and cook mixture until frothy and raw flour taste is gone. While stirring, add bouillon mixture. Stir constantly with whisk until the sauce thickens and begins to bubble. Add Swiss cheese and stir until smooth. (If sauce needs thinning, heat and add a little water.)
Assemble hot browns by placing turkey and onion on each bread slice. Top with sauce and crumbled bacon. Heat at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes, garnish with parsley.