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    Ham and Brie Panini

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    Ham and Brie Panini

    Panini are traditional Italian snacks. The combination of succulent fresh ham, pesto sauce and melted brie makes a quick and wholesome light lunch. One whole ciabatta may be used in place of the two half ciabatta. Instead of oak smoked ham try peppered or honey roast ham, all available on the service counter.

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 15 minutes
    • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

    Serves: 2 - 3

    Ingredients

    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 2 Waitrose Half Ciabatta with Sundried Tomato
    • 4tsp Waitrose Green Pesto Sauce
    • 1 ripe tomato, thinly sliced
    • 2 thick slices Waitrose Select Oak Smoked Gammon Ham
    • 4 thick slices Waitrose Extra Creamy Normandy Brie
    • Salt

    Method

    1. Slice the ciabatta in half lengthways and spread the bottom half of each with pesto.
    2. Arrange the tomato on top, then the ham, folded in half, and the brie. Season well and replace the top of the ciabatta. Wrap in foil and place on a baking tray in a preheated oven at 220ºC, gas mark 7 for 15 minutes.
    3. Serve immediately, either on its own or with a fresh green crispy salad.

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    Variation

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