There is nothing my daughter loves more than a french baguette. I have to admit I cheat and buy them. I have not attempted to make them yet. I need a baguette pan. Honestly I need so many things for my kitchen. Lack of dough and hubby going back to school has tightened the budget so gadget buying was out of the question the last couple of years. Soon we will be able to start living a more normal life and I can walk into a cooking store or chef supply store and NOT end up in a ball crying because I can't buy anything. Ah, the long 2 years of hell are coming to an end. Praise the cooking gods. There's a chef store about 20 minutes from here I have never been in and am just on pins and needles awaiting the day I have some money in my pocket to make a little dent in my list of wants. Okay, wait, what was I talking about? Oh...french baguettes. Sorry about that. Got lost in the moment daydreaming about the elusive shopping trip I am dying to make. *cries a little*
Okay so back to the bread. I buy this long yummy smelling wonders of the world often. I have a few recipes I do with them.
Yeppers...WAY too much food. I made the steak sandwiches for myself, my son and my hubby. Then I did pizza for my daughter since she doesn't like the steak version. So since she won't eat an entire plain baguette pizza by herself I also decided to make another version I'd been wanting to try. I had some prosciutto in the fridge so thought I'd experiment. May I just say OMG!!! This prosciutto version trumps everything else so far baguette pizza wise. So good and so easy.
Hope you enjoy these recipes. I sure had fun eating, er I mean, making them.
Simple Steak French Baguette Sandwich:
1 french baguette
Steak, one medium sized one should do it. Unless you want it really meaty. Then go big or go home!
Barbecue sauce, I used Bulls Eye Guinness- this is to taste. Use a little, use alot. Whatever you prefer.
1 ½ cups of Mozzarella cheese, grated - I used that new pizza version of this. SO good!
½ cup of Asiago cheese, grated
I had leftover steak from the previous night's BBQ so I just cut it up,
Then I sauteed it in a little olive oil to heat it up. Set aside.
If you don't have leftovers just cook up whatever cut of steak you like in a pan.
Cut your baguette in half. Lay on a rectangular cookie sheet.
Place lettuce on one side only.
Lay cooked steak over lettuce.
Pour barbecue sauce over steak.
Add mozzarella cheese.
Add asiago cheese.
Place top of baguette on.
Place it in a preheated 375 degree oven and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove. Cut and serve.
Simple, easy to make and will make you go back for seconds...thirds...sometimes fourths.
French Baguette Prosciutto Pizza:
1 french baguette
1 cup pizza sauce
1 cup Parmesan, either fresh grated or jar
1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, I used the new pizza version
8-10 slices of prosciutto
Cut baguette in half and lay on a cookie sheet cut side up.
Spoon on pizza sauce.
Generously sprinkle on Parmesan cheese.
Generously lay on mozzarella cheese.
Lay slices of prosciutto over top.
Place in a preheated 400-425 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.
Remove, cut and serve.
This is so easy to make and I am telling you it's delicious beyond belief. I was so impressed with the prosciutto I am now hooked on these. I may need an intervention. I'm already craving it again.
I sure hope you try out these recipes. If you do stop by to let me know what you thought of them. Always happy to hear from readers. Have a great day and be sure to check back later. I'm craving cupcakes. MMM! Toodles! xx
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