I was organizing my blog last night and took particular note of all the past Lazy Sunday's I've posted. I felt the need to wake up this morning and try out a new recipe.
After all, it is Sunday!
On today's menu:
Apple-Cheddar Waffle Panini
(as adapted from the Feb 2010 "Country Living" magazine)
I used a new recipe for waffles, and of course made some substitutions for things I did not have. As a result, I ended up with very dry and very unremarkable waffles. So, I don't feel like it would be a good gastronomic move to share the waffle part of the recipe with you. I'm sure you already have a pretty great go-to recipe. Next time I make these, I think I'll use my Nanny's Belgium Waffle recipe ( I should share that with you down the road...)
In the meantime, here is the Apple-Cheddar part of the waffles :
In a small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons coarse-grained mustard and 4 teaspoons maple syrup. Spread mixture on one side of 4 waffles. Place 1 3/4 grated sharp Cheddar cheese on 2 of these waffles. Thinly slice 1 apple and divide between same 2 waffles, layering atop the cheese. Sprinkle another 1 3/4 oz cheese over the apples. Top with remaining 2 waffles, spread side down. Place panini in a lightly oiled large skillet over medium-low heat. Set a plate or cake pan on top of panini and weigh down with food cans.
(I used a plate and my tea kettle. Very ghetto I know...)
Cook until waffles are toasted and cheese melts, maybe about 6 minutes, turning after 3 minutes have passed.
OR you could use a real panini press and cook according to the manufacturers instructions or your own personal knowledge.....I have none in this regard.
Slice panini in half and consume.