Sourdough adventures – panini

I’m still trying new combinations of ingredients and proofing, shaping and baking methods for my beloved Betty, in my quest for the perfect sandwich vehicle. It’s gettin’ there!


This recipe was adapted from mammapapera – I changed the ingredients a little and the directions a lot.



300ml tepid water
150g mature 100% hydration starter, room temperature
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
500g Type 0 (or bread) flour, plus extra for dusting as needed


Mix all the wet ingredients together well in a large bowl (or in the bowl of a stand mixer) until combined.

Add the salt then add the flour and mix until the dough comes together. Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes in a stand mixer or 8 minutes by hand.

Place dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let rest for 2 hours, stretching and folding every 30 minutes.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and stretch out into a rectangle about 40 x 24cm. Cut the dough into 8 pieces and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Let rest for 2 hours, covered with a dry cloth.

Preheat oven to 210°C.

Bake panini for 25 minutes, until the tops are golden and they sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.

Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.

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13 Responses to Sourdough adventures – panini

  1. mammapapera says:

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww but these rolls are wonderful
    I’ll try your changes
    thanks a lot for me above ^ ^ now that I know you will pass on you too

  2. these are such lovely rolls! it would be lovely to have them in our coming collection of breads (check my website and look at “panissimo” rules to participate). buona pasqua!

  3. myninjanaan says:

    These look so good! They look soft, yet dense enough to hold a mean sandwich! I’ve never been brave enough to venture into the world of sourdough… It seems like you’re quite the adventurous one! 🙂

    • pizzarossa says:

      They are so good! You should get hold of some starter and experiment with it – it’s amazingly versatile and such fun to play around with! 🙂

  4. sandra says:

    they are very, very, very appetizing!!!!
    Buona Pasqua!!!!

  5. Beautiful pillows of bread! They look just lovely 🙂

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  7. narf77 says:

    Aside from love Love LOVING this recipe…I wish I could give it 2 likes…or maybe even a “LOVE” because it is the ONLY recipe in the list that I have found in English (so far) that doesn’t need me to head over to Google Translate to unwind :(. Love the recipe and am going to make it ASAP :).

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