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A twist for Christmas sandwiches

Blog post   •   Dec 23, 2015 12:00 GMT

With Christmas not far away, our thoughts have turned to our favourite part of the festive season – food!

So what better way to impress your friends and family than with a wintery twist on an old classic? Following on from the delicious ‘cupcakes in a microwave’ recipe, Panasonic Brit Blogger Karen and foodie expert from, has offered us one of her favourite Christmas recipes to liven up those sandwiches – Garlic and Shallot Country Style Bread! Karen’s recipe is perfect for those who don’t have hours to slave in the kitchen and can be used with a Panasonic Breadmaker. It’s sure to take the heavy-lifting off for cooking up this tasty treat.


  • 560g strong white bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic granules (NOT garlic salt)
  • 2 tablespoons dried shallots, or onions (placed in the dry ingredients)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or rapeseed oil
  • 350mls tepid water
  • 1 teaspoon fast-action dried yeast (placed in the yeast dispenser if your machine has one)


Step 1 Put the ingredients into your Panasonic Breadmaker in the order that is written in your manual; mine is dry first and wet last, with the yeast going in a special dispenser.
Step 2 Select the 1 kilo or 2lb (extra large) setting on White Rapid or White Normal; choose your crust finish – I prefer dark.
Step 3 When cooked, take out straight away with OVEN GLOVES and turn out to cool on a wire cooling rack.
Step 4 If the paddle stays in the bread – remember to take it out BEFORE cutting the bread.
Step 5 To serve: Cut in slices with butter and cheese, or to be used for sandwiches and toast.