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Cosmic Charlie's Award Winning Scarlet/Fire Panini!

From Champaign, OH

<p>Cosmic Charlie&#8217;s Scarlet/Fire Panini</p> <p>*Last summer, we had a Market Cook-Off at The Champaign County Farmer&#8217;s Market, in June. This panini won two awards&#8230;Best Use Of Market Products and Cook-Off Champ!! Below is my inspiration and the ingredients for you to try&#8230;it all starts with a loaf of Cosmic bread!</p> <p>My entry is a panini made with Cosmic Charlie&#8217;s Parmesan Oregano Bread and all local veggies from fellow vendors! The sandwich gets it name from a combo of songs that used to be played, together, at a Grateful Dead concert. The songs are Scarlet Begonia and Fire On The Mountain. When you heard the familiar tinklings of Scarlet Begonia starting to filter through the crowd, you knew that it would seque into Fire On The Mountain. Deadheads shortened the titles and lovingly would refer to the combo as Scarlet/Fire. This was a familiar happening at Dead shows with many of the song combos that were joined, together. Since my business, Cosmic Charlie Bread, gives a nod to my love of The Grateful Dead, and their song, Cosmic Charlie, is my inspiration, and since I am a loving Deadhead, Scarlet/Fire seemed like the perfect title to give a perfect sandwich!</p> <p>The panini will start with Cosmic&#8217;s Parmesan/Oregano bread. I grow my own herbs, organically, and my bread is all natural, unbleached flour, with no preservatives or oils. The flavors of the bread will cosmically unite with the Scarlet part of the duo in the form of sliced tomatoes from Lonny&#8217;s Green Acres. The Fire part of the duo will come from the kick of Mary Jane garlic, from JC Growers, that will be roasted, carmelized and spread on the bread. The Fire also comes from the dried red pepper that runs through my Parmesan/Oregano bread. The &#8220;rifts&#8221; that will bring the harmony all together will be roasted sweet onions and banana peppers from Lonny&#8217;s Green Acres. You always need a core to bring the group, all together, and for me, that was always Jerry Garcia, at the shows, and in the sandwich, it will be provolone cheese from the local Yutzy&#8217;s cheeses.</p> <p>After the first bite, I hope that the judges and fans will see a &#8220;sky that&#8217;s yellow and a sun that&#8217;s blue&#8221; (nod to a verse in Scarlet Begonias), that takes them into the flavorful world of Cosmic Charlie.</p> <p>For my fans and Bread Heads, I will be offering samples, all market, of my Parmesan/Oregano Bread&#8230;</p> <p>Peace, Love, Bread</p> <p>Pamela of Cosmic Charlie Bread</p> <p>.</p>
Source: Pamela Bowshier (Entered by Pamela Bowshier)
Serves: 1 loaf of Cosmic will give you 6 panini sandwiches

Sweet onions
Banana Peppers
Provolone cheese
Extra virgin olive oil
Cosmic's Parmesan/Oregano Bread

Step by Step Instructions
  1. Roast 2 heads of garlic, wrapped in foil and drizzled with olive oil, in a 450 degree oven, until carmelized. Squeeze garlic out, once it has cooled, and make a garlic paste, adding more oil, if needed. At the same time, you are roasting the garlic, thinly slice the onion, place in a foil packet and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in the same oven as the garlic, until soft and carmelized. Slice the Cosmic bread and brush one side of each, with olive oil while heating up a griddle/panini maker/grill pan. Place the bread, olive oil side down, on the hot pan. Spread each slice with the garlic and then assemble the slices of cheese, roasted onions, sliced, uncooked banana peppers and sliced, uncooked tomatoes, on each slice. Finish by topping with the other slice of Cosmic bread, olive oil on the outside of bread, garlic spread on the inside of the bread, to go face down, on the sandwich. Grill/press to perfection...