Have you ever bought those square Italian sandwich rolls at Costco or other grocery stores? Generally, when I make Panini sandwiches, I pick up a couple of packages of rolls, slice them and whip up an almost instant summer dinner. Not this time. I haven't been to town in ages, didn't have the money to spend on bread and figured if Walmart could make sandwich rolls, so could I.
Beginning with French bread dough, I divided the dough into three pieces, forming French loaves out of two of the pieces and rolling the third piece into a rectangle about 1/2" thick. Next, I cut the rolled-out dough into 6 large squares (or some semblance of a square) and formed the little bit of leftover dough into yet another small loaf. Transferring the squares onto a baking sheet, I brushed a bit of olive oil onto each roll, followed by a smidgen of mozzarella cheese, a pinch of Italian seasoning, a bit of garlic powder, a grating of Parmesan cheese and a shake of salt and pepper.
|Rolling the dough to 1/2"|
|Forming French loaves with the other 2 pieces of dough|
|Brushed with olive oil|
|Topped with mozzarella, Parmesan and spices|