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.
Turkey & Cranberry Panini
New Roasted Turkey & Cranberry Panini - All-natural roasted turkey, garlic & herb cheese spread, zesty cranberry mostarda (cranberry chutney), and fresh spinach on our fresh baked artisan Ciabatta.
Obviously the star of this sandwich is the cranberry chutney and the cheese so grab some Boursin, turkey breast, fresh spinach, good crusty bread and the ingredients listed for the recipe below to make an awesome Panera Panini Copycat Sandwich.
Cranberry Mostarda Recipe
1 cup sugar
1/2 pound fresh cranberries
2 tablespoons Colman’s dry mustard
1 teaspoon white wine
1 tablespoon black mustard seeds
Combine sugar, cranberries, and one cup of water. Bring a boil, lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
While the cranberries cook, combine the remaining ingredients and whisk. Add mustard mixture to the cranberries and cook for 15 minutes over high heat until thickened and syrupy.
Adapted from Mario Batali's Babbo Ristorante
NOTES: You don't need a fancy panini press! I use my George Foreman grill to make pressed sandwiches all the time. I just lay the sandwich in and put a heavy cast iron skillet on top to mash all the ingredients down. Works great.