Today, we’re thrilled to have Lauren of Laucole guest posting, sharing this fantastic Pear and Brie Baguette with Prosciutto. Here’s what Lauren has to say:
When I was a little girl, I hated sandwiches more than anything (if you don’t believe me, just ask my mother). There were countless days when I went to bed hungry after throwing a fit over my mom’s decision to make egg salad sandwiches. When I got a bit older, it became a constant struggle for her to find something she could send with me for lunch that wouldn’t end up in the garbage or in the hands of a hungry friend.
It wasn’t until I moved away from home that I learned to appreciate a great sandwich. The first sandwich I ever loved was a vegan carrot and raisin salad sandwich on homemade pumpernickel bread from a local restaurant in the McGill Ghetto in Montreal. In fact, it was the best meal I had throughout my entire three years of living there. I was devastated to leave it behind when I left Montreal and moved to Vancouver. Once I arrived in Vancouver, I immediately began searching for a sandwich that would rival the taste of the best sandwich I had ever eaten.
Luckily for me, my search ended quite quickly when I came across Finch’s Cafe and tried their Pear and Blue Brie Baguette. I fell in love with the sandwich at first bite and instantly began re-creating it at home. I’m overjoyed to be able to share this recipe with you!
The baguette is best when enjoyed at a picnic or when you need a little mid-week pick-me-up. Don’t hesitate to send it to school with a picky eater!
— 1/3 whole-wheat baguette
— 2-3 slices prosciutto
— 3 thin slices Brie cheese
— 1 pear
— 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
— 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
— 1 teaspoon RSF margarine
— 3-6 walnuts
1. Cut off one third of the baguette and store the remaining two thirds for another meal.
2. Spread the margarine on both sides of the bread and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
3. Slice 3 thin slices of Brie cheese and layer on the bottom of the baguette.
4. Slice the pear into thin slices and lay them on top of the Brie cheese. Allow the slices to poke out of the baguette.
5. Take two to three slices of prosciutto and layer on top of pear slices.
6. Sprinkle the walnuts on the sandwich and press it closed.
What’s your favorite sandwich to make at home?
Recipe and Photos by Lauren of Laucole.