It's time for MOLLY VS FOOD extreme sandwich-ing edition!
Welcome to Molly Vs Food! I wish. My absolute dream would be to follow in Adam Richman's footsteps munching my way through America, one bacon weave at a time. Ahhh a girl can dream.
Taking some inspiration from man vs food, alongside hours spent on Pinterest I came up with this meaty masterpiece. It's kinda like a reuben/croque-monsieur/cuban/deli hybrid epic gem. Yeah, I have no idea what that is either.
I'm pretty proud of the outcome. It was ridiculous though. Heart attack food. Couldn't eat this everyday, but definitely makes a fun treat once in a while. I think it would be perfect for a picnic, everyone grabs a slice, served with salad, few cocktail sausages, couple beers and you'll be everyone's best bud.
Preheat Oven: 140 degrees
Slice the top off the sourdough loaf and put to one side. Scoop out all the dough from the middle and sides so that the loaf is hollow.
You could use the dough from the middle to make breadcrumbs or doughballs.
For ease I've laid my loaf on top of foil, which we will use later on.
Spread some mayonnaise all over the inside and the walls. Don't be shy, we really aren't watching the calorie intake on this one.
Then start to layer up the slices of ham equally.
Smother on the mustard.
Then lay a cosy blanket of the German salami on top.
Spread on the boursin and don't forget to add some to the walls.
Then a layer of the prosciutto. You can tear this up to make it fit.
Slice up the brie and place on top of the prosciutto.
Few dashes of Reggae Reggae sauce to coat the brie.
Tastes so nice I had to name it twice ♫
Now time for THE BACON WEAVE! This is my favourite bacon, wee bit fiddly to weave but it's so incredibly tasty I had to use it. Any bacon will do. But not Kevin Bacon.
I should have made it bigger as I kind of forgot it would reduce down in size. Maybe 2 packets would have been better?
The layers just keep on coming! Italian salami to hug the bacon.
Chop up your gherkins and olives and sprinkle over the Italian salami.
Then the mozzarella slices.
And finally, slices of cheddar cheese. You can grate this if you like, but aint nobody got time for dat!
Place the lid back on and wrap tightly in foil.
Time for the fun bit, place something heavy on top of your masterpiece - unused textbooks, cookbooks, old Nokia 6210 etc.
Now we wait and wait and weight. Wait not that kinda weight...
And maybe stand on your sandwich? I take hygiene very seriously.
Then once your masterpiece is flat as a pancake, ooo pancakes, bake for 10-15 minutes just to melt the cheeses.
HOLY GUACAMOLE MOTHER OF CHEESE this bad boy is freakin' delicious! This is the patron saint of all sandwiches and a must try.
You get such a great crunch from the bacon weave as the 3 different cheeses ooze and seep down the sides. Then there's the occasional garlic and herby hint from the boursin, accompanied by the slight spice from the Italian salami and not to mention the pickle-type tang from the gherkins and olives. I could go on forever.
Writing this is making me salivate, I'm off to have another slice. Ciao.
Molly, 23, London.
A tiny food pornographer, with a minor addiction to burgers and sushi. Following a dairy-free diet not by choice, but forever choosing to eat cheese and chocolate.