I started making this recipe several years ago. I've adapted it over time from a Pampered Chef recipe. I make it a little simpler. The original recipe calls for more ingredients to fill the sandwich. However, I prefer to keep the sandwich simple and then offer my guests lettuce, tomato, or other toppings on the side. I make this sandwich many years on Christmas Eve to accompany one of our favorite soups. It's always a hit!! This would be great for a New Year's party, Superbowl Sunday or any party! This is so simple, but so delicious!!
Start with the two Pillsbury French loaves. Place both loaves end to end on a round pizza stone or pan (seams side down). Pinch the ends of both loaves together to form a circle. Be sure to pinch dough together securely. Using olive oil spray, spritz the top of the ring of dough. You can also just brush the dough with olive oil.
Sprinkle the top of the ring with a little garlic powder and Italian seasoning. I don't measure this but if I had to guess it would be about a 1/2 t. of garlic powder and 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning.
Using a serrated knife, cut slits in the dough about every 3 inches around the ring. Only cut about 1/3 of the way through. This is mostly just a decorative touch but also helps when you slice the finished sandwich.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown! Your house will smell wonderful!
Using a serrated knife, slice bread horizontally all the way around the ring. Arrange your favorite toppings on the bottom half of bread. For this sandwich I used deli ham and salami and swiss cheese. I then added some romaine lettuce.
When you have the toppings on your sandwich, place top half of bread on sandwich!
Doesn't this look delicious!!
Use the score lines on the top of the bread as a guide for slicing!
Adapted from: Pampered Chef Classics Cookbook
2 pkgs. Pillsbury French loaves
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
Place loaves end to end (seams side down) on round pizza stone or pan. Pinch ends to together securely. Spritz top of ring with olive oil spray. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. garlic powder and 1 tsp. Italian seasoning. Using a serrated knife, cut slits in top of bread about every 3 inches. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. Cut bread in half horizontally using a serrated knife. Fill with your favorite sandwich toppings.