A finalist in the 2000 Share The Very Best Recipe Contest, this recipe 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.

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prep:
25 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
2 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • COMBINE water, 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees F. Brush rolls with remaining butter.

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

Nutrition Facts

484 calories; protein 12.2g; carbohydrates 75.6g; fat 15.9g; cholesterol 18.5mg; sodium 425.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2003
These turned out great! Instead of 1 cup evaporated milk I added one can plus 1 egg and 1 tsp vanilla extract. They came out perfect, soft, and not to sweet. Maybe next time I'll drizzle melted white chocolate over the top. Read More
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