This Ina Garten recipe for Caesar Club Sandwich called for a purchased ciabatta bread. I thought it would be fun to make my own. I searched for a bread machine recipe and found one that produced a nice loaf with a “crisp crust and coarse crumb” and is nice and chewy.
It doesn’t begin with a sponge but still a very enjoyable bread and one that I will definitely make again!
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 1/4 cups bread flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
Place ingredients into the pan of the bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select the Dough cycle, and Start.
Dimple dough for a second time, and then place loaves in the oven, positioned on the middle rack. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. During baking, spritz loaves with water every 5 to 10 minutes for a crispier crust.
Next… on to Barefoot Contessa’s Caesar Club Sandwich
The recipe calls for roasting chicken breasts rubbed with olive oil, salt and pepper.
I baked mine with the skin removed and with barbecue sauce.
In the end I passed deciding to pass on flavor rather than risk a “fishy” taste.
I also substituted fresh cilantro for the fresh flat-leaf parsley as I have it growing on my window sill.
baby spinach and romaine lettuce for the baby arugula,
feta cheese for the Parmesan and
fresh tomatoes for the sun-dried.
I know it sounds like I really changed up this recipe but I don’t think the final outcome is all that different from the original recipe posted below.
Caesar Club Sandwich on Ciabatta Bread
- 2 split (1 whole) chicken breasts, bone in, skin on
- Good olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 4 ounces thinly sliced pancetta
- 1 large garlic clove, chopped
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1 1/2 teaspoons anchovy paste
- 1 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/2 cup good mayonnaise
- 1 large ciabatta bread
- 2 ounces baby arugula, washed and spun dry
- 12 sun-dried tomatoes, in oil
- 2 to 3 ounces Parmesan, shaved
Ciabatta in a bread machine? I love you. . .
Those sandwiches look really good!
Your bread looks fabulous and so does your sandwich! I think your substitutions sound just great, too. Glad you enjoyed the recipe.
Patriotic Mom says
Blogging Friend, this sandwich looks seriously so good! Good for you for making your own bread. It makes the sandwich look even more inviting. Thanks for sharing, Joan
oooh I love Caesar Salad and I love Club Sandwiches, what a perfect combination. I'm going to save these recipes, for a great feast!
You also made the bread? The whole sandwich looks fantastic, great job.
That looks like some sandwich. I may have to go make one for myself 🙂
Thanks for stopping by my blog!! Your sandwich looks sooooo good! And you made your own ciabatta bread – so impressive. Great photos too!
crochet lady says
Yummy listings on you blog! I think am hungry now from just looking at the pictures.
You made your own ciabatta bread! What a great idea. Your sancwich looks wonderful. I loved this choice for BB Thursday.
Linda C says
Wow! This looks delicious!!:) You have inspired me to look at my bread machine cookbook again and try a new kind of bread.
This sandwich is pretty amazing!
Have a great Thursday!
Thank you for posting the recipe! My hubby would LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Thanks so much… your pictures just make it come alive…. looks soooo yummy you can almost smell the bread 🙂
That looks amazing-
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Nancy's Notes says
Oh my, how scrumptious! I too, like the Contessa and I'll have to try this wonderful and tasty looking recipe. Great photographs, makes my mouth water looking at them!
i love the contessa, but you seem to have
improved her recipe!
i am really enjoying your blog!