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Reuben Panini with Homemade Rye Bread

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One of my all-time favorite hot sandwiches is a reuben made with freshly-baked bread…and in my opinion, there’s no better time for making them than around St. Patrick’s Day when corned beef is widely available at the grocery store or market. And, with how simple it is to make your own rye bread thanks to Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, there’s no need to settle for store-bought. After the initial rise time, you can store the dough in your refrigerator for up to two weeks. Whenever you’re in the mood for another sandwich or simply a loaf of fresh bread, just pull out some of the dough, shape it, and bake – it doesn’t get any easier (or tastier) than that!

For the deli-style rye bread:

For the panini (serves 2):

To make the bread, in a large bowl or dough bucket, mix the yeast, salt, and caraway seeds in with the water. Add in the flours until a rough dough is formed.

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Let the dough rise two hours until doubled in volume.

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For the panini, preheat the oven to 450 degrees with your baking stone and broiler pan inside. When the oven is ready, pull out 1/4 of the dough and shape it into a sphere. Set the loaf on the baking stone and pour one cup of water into the broiler pan. Bake 30-40 minutes.

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Let cool completely before cutting into slices.

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For the sandwich, you’ll need your corned beef, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, and swiss cheese.

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To assemble the sandwich, layer the cheese, sauerkraut, corned beef, and Thousand Island dressing between the bread.

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Using a panini press, or in my case, my George Foreman grill, press down on and grill the sandwich until the cheese is melted. Serve hot!

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Posted by on March 16, 2011.

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Categories: breads & pastries, lunch

28 Responses

  1. What a great looking sandwich! Perfect for tomorrow! (or any day!)

    by doughmesstic on Mar 16, 2011 at 10:38 am

  2. Wow, this looks amazing! I’m hungry….

    by Lauren from Lauren's Latest on Mar 16, 2011 at 10:47 am

  3. Wow. This looks AMAZING!!! Great job!!

    by Amanda on Mar 16, 2011 at 10:52 am

  4. I am a ding dong, I never thought to use my George Foreman grill as a panini maker. What a fabulous idea! And this sandwich looks delicious…I love me some reuben!

    by Crystal on Mar 16, 2011 at 10:54 am

  5. Brilliant! I have made that 5-minutes-a-day rye and it is fantatic. I was too busy slathering it with butter and eating it warm out of the oven to think to save it for sandwiches. :-)

    by JenniferA on Mar 16, 2011 at 11:03 am

  6. Rye is definitely a bread I want to try baking — it’s always been a bakery favorite of mine!

    by Liz on Mar 16, 2011 at 11:06 am

  7. Looks fabulous! I want!

    by Jenny Flake on Mar 16, 2011 at 11:19 am

  8. swap that kraut for coleslaw and I’m sold!! yum! :)

    by stephchows on Mar 16, 2011 at 11:38 am

  9. That looks so wondeful. I am going to make that bread today!

    by carolinaheartstrings on Mar 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm

  10. Gorgeous panini, Tracy!

    by Shaina on Mar 16, 2011 at 12:52 pm

  11. Tracy, this looks scrumptious! I was wondering what to make for St. Patrick’s Day dinner, and this looks like a perfect dinner for one person.

    by Therese on Mar 16, 2011 at 1:00 pm

  12. Homemade bread is the best! What a tasty panini!

    by Maria on Mar 16, 2011 at 1:13 pm

  13. That rye bread looks fabulous! I’m not normally a bit reuben fan, but your version is totally changing my mind!

    by Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on Mar 16, 2011 at 2:12 pm

  14. I was wondering how you made the corned beef? I’ve got some in the fridge but I’m not really sure how to make it! Thanks!

    by Julie on Mar 16, 2011 at 2:42 pm

  15. Julie – I threw mine in my slow-cooker with some broth and let it cook most of the day so that it was nice and tender!

    by Tracy on Mar 16, 2011 at 2:59 pm

  16. Homemade Rye Bread? You rock. I’m so horrible at bread, but I’d really love to try it. Your sandwich looks delish!

    by Lori @ RecipeGirl on Mar 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm

  17. This sandwich looks absolutely delicious…my panini press certainly doesn’t get enough play! I think I need to pull it out more often!

    by Jamie | My Baking Addiction on Mar 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm

  18. Yum! I love the idea of homemade rye bread. Awesome.

    by Katrina on Mar 16, 2011 at 8:15 pm

  19. Perfect St. Patrick’s Day recipe!

    by Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. on Mar 16, 2011 at 10:37 pm

  20. I am digging this sandwich, Tracy. I am tempted to pretend that it is St. Patrick’s Day all week so I can eat this everyday.

    by Cookin' Canuck on Mar 17, 2011 at 12:23 am

  21. I love the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes book, everything I’ve ever made has been great. I’ve never done the rye bread though, that will be next on my list.

    by Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen on Mar 17, 2011 at 6:55 am

  22. How nice using homemade rye bread to make panini! It looks so delicious.

    by Angie's Recipes on Mar 17, 2011 at 10:06 am

  23. I loove how good this bread looks. Such a delicious sandwich!

    by Christina @ This Woman Cooks! on Mar 17, 2011 at 5:22 pm

  24. I cannot believe I have never had a reuben. Yours looks amazing with that delicious homemade rye:)

    by Raina on Mar 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm

  25. Rye bread and a panini? you got me! :-)
    I’ve always thought of buying the Artisan break making book but never just happened. But I guess I should now!

    by Prerna@IndianSimmer on Mar 18, 2011 at 12:11 am

  26. Not only did you make a STELLAR sandwich but you made a fabulous bread to go with it! I really need to pick up that book because homemade rye is JUST what I need in life.

    by Joanne on Mar 18, 2011 at 10:05 am

  27. I LOVE reubens – this looks fabulous, especially with that bread!!!

    by Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles on Mar 18, 2011 at 11:08 am

  28. This sandwich looks awesome! I especially love the bread!

    by Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking on Mar 20, 2011 at 5:38 pm

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Hi there! I’m Tracy, and I live in upstate NY. My husband and I met in college and have been married since 2005. Canning, baking, writing, photography, and even cleaning (yes, cleaning – it can be oddly relaxing), are all things that I enjoy. This blog brings all of those passions together – but more than [...]more →