1 cup marinara or pizza sauce
Your favorite pizza toppings, such as:
Roasted red peppers
Mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
Provolone cheese, thinly sliced
Sliced black olives
Red or white onion, sliced
Cut the foccacia into 4 equal sections, then split each section in half so it opens up like a sandwich. Spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on each slice of foccacia (or, if you prefer, serve the marinara on the side for dipping). Layer the foccacia with any combination of your favorite pizza toppings and place the halves back together to make sandwiches. Place panini in sandwich press or, if using a pan on the stove top, place another heavy skillet or a brick wrapped in foil on top of the sandwiches to press them down. Cook until the cheese is melted and bread is crisp on both sides, about 2-3 minutes per side.
First let me say that you do not need a sandwich press to make panini. The stove-top skillet method works just fine. I make mine in a George Foreman grill. These are a big hit with my family, especially the kids. You know you've got a winner when they keep saying, "this is so good," in between bites. The great thing about these panini is that everyone can choose their own sandwich filling. Perfect if you have picky eaters like I do. When I can't find foccacia bread, I'll use naan or a similar flat bread. In that case, I don't split the bread. I just use two pieces to make each panini. If you want to go all out and make your bread from scratch, you can find a recipe for focaccia here, and a recipe for naan bread here.
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I got this idea from Rachael Ray, and as she says, there's no right or wrong here, so get creative!