Monday, October 24, 2011

Vegan Brie, pear and bacon panini. Vegan Mofo

I know this is a weird combination of ingredients and flavors, but somehow they really work together and compliment each other very well.
Grilled pear and "Brie' and veggie bacon Panini: Makes enough for two good sized sandwiches.


1/2 cup mozzarella daiya
3 tbsp cream cheese or cultured creamy cashew cheese
2 tbsp finely grated blue sheese

 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon 

1/3 cup coarsely chopped up toasted walnuts

2 underipe (they grill better when firmer) pears thinly sliced, grilled till just tender
2  slices of veggie bacon fried up in a little sesame oil

8 roasted garlic cloves, mashed and and spread onto one side of the bread

Brush  sliced bread  with just enough melted earth balance to lightly coat, I used a ciabatta demi- baguette, any crusty bread would work well I'm sure. Grill the insides of the bread, till lightly toasted and crunchy.

Spread Brie on the side of bread that doesn't have the roasted garlic.
Layer the veggie bacon, and pears onto the bread, put the top on, brush melted earth balance on top sides of the bread, sandwich together. Place panini on grill pan,  put a heavy pan on top, press the bread into the the pan and cook for about 2-3 mins per side, till bread is toasty and cheese is melty.
Up close food porn shot!


Jen H. said...

Oh jeez, I want this.

Thanks for the great posts! I have named you on my Vegan MoFo Liebster Blog Award list.

Best wishes!

Of.Varied.Interests said...

If you were to ever make this for me, I might have to marry you.