Caprese Panini

makes one sandwich

Two 1/2-inch thick slices of country bread or pain de mie

Garlic clove, sliced in half

Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing

4 slices of fresh mozzarella cheese

3 slices of very ripe tomato

3 basil leaves

Preheat your panini press.

Meanwhile, lay the bread slices flat on a counter or cutting board. Rub the garlic clove halves, cut-side down, onto the surface of the bread. Brush with a bit of olive oil. Turn the bread slices over to begin assembling the sandwiches.

Place two slices of mozzarella on one slice of bread. Top with the tomatoes and basil. Add the remaining mozzarella. Cover with the remaining slice of bread. Place the sandwich into your panini press and cook according the manufacturer’s directions. Serve immediately.