Thursday, June 19, 2008

Avocado and Melted Swiss Sandwiches on Salsa Bread

I got ahold of a great sandwich book, and this was the first one I tried. It was great!

Salsa Bread:
1 Tb. yeast
2 cups warm milk
2 cups warm half-and-half
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup powdered sugar
8 cups all purpose flour
1 Tb. salt
1 cup salsa
1 cup shredded pepperjack cheese
2 eggs
4 tablespoons water

In large bowl, dissolve yeast in the milk and half-and-half. Let stand for 5 minutes until the yeast is foamy. Add the butter and mix with a whisk, adding the powdered sugar and salt. Slowly add flour and knead well. Cover with a towel and let rise 1 hour. Punch down and divide into two portions. Roll out dough into a 9x11 inch rectangle. Drain excess juice from salsa. Spread 1/2 salsa and 1/2 cheese over dough. Tightly roll the dough into a loaf. Place loaves into well greased bread pans. Let rise 1 hour. Preheat oven to 400º. Beat together egg and water and brush over the dough. Bake for approx. 1 hour. Cool for 30 min. before slicing.

2 Tb. butter
4 slices Salsa Bread
1 cup guacamole
4 slices Swiss Cheese
2 Avocados, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup salsa
1 cup lettuce greens
Berries and grapes for garnish

Butter both sides of the salsa bread and grill until toasted. Cut the bread slices diagonally. Spread the guacamole evenly over the toast. Put the swiss cheese in a bowl and sprinkle with a little bit if salt and lemon pepper. Microwave for about 10 seconds, or until the cheese is melted, then spread over the toast. Divide the avocado slices between the two sandwiches. Drain the salsa and spoon it over the top. Add the lettuce greens and cover with one of the pieces of toast. Serve with berries, grapes, and extra guacamole and salsa.

1 comment:

Chelsea said...

This was tasty, I love the alvocado, cheese, and salsa mixture. It took too long to make for me to ever do it again, but it was fun to do for a one time thing!