Cranberry Chocolate Panini

Cranberry Chocolate Panini
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Recipe Info - Serving Size
8 rolls
Recipe Info - Prep Time
20 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
1 hr 40 min
This Cranberry Chocolate Panini recipe was a finalist in the Share The Very Best Recipe Contest, and was submitted by Susan Asanovic of Wilton, CT. Panini is reinvented as the ultimate comfort food with the addition of semi-sweet chocolate, dried, sweetened cranberries and milk chocolate morsels rolled into a butter-brushed bread. A fantastic choice to use as a holiday bread.


Make It

Step 1

Combine water and yeast in large mixer bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes or until mixture looks creamy. Add evaporated milk, honey, 1 tablespoon butter and salt. With mixer on medium speed, gradually add 2 cups flour, a half cup at a time, scraping bowl often. Using wooden spoon, stir in morsels and cranberries. Stir in up to 1 cup of the remaining flour. Dough should stick to the spoon and clean itself from side of bowl.

Step 2

Turn dough out onto slightly floured surface. Knead in additional flour to make a slightly stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes). Place in greased bowl; turn to grease surface. Cover; let rise in warm place for about 1 hour or until double in size.

Step 3

Punch dough down. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Flatten each piece into 6 x 4-inch rectangle. Place one square chocolate in center and roll up. Fold ends under. Place on greased baking sheet(s). Cover; let rise in warm place for 15 minutes or until double in size.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 375° F. Brush rolls with remaining tablespoon butter.

Step 5

Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown and sound hollow when tapped on bottom. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.


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