Sunday, 19 October 2014

Homemade Subway Sandwich

I love Subway Sandwiches. The contrast of crunchy lettuce, meat and sauces is incredible.

I never actually thought i'd ever make these at home. They are pretty cheap as it is, but there is some inner satisfaction in knowing how to make this sandwich from scratch.

The whole obsession with the sandwich started when we bought Salami (turkey and beef)
Ready-made french bread was pretty hard on the top, so i thought i'd just make the bread.
I search around on the internet and found this recipe, its incredible. the bread is so fragrant and really soft. 

This recipe makes 2 really big sandwiches.

For The Bread:
Recipe adapted from Melissa Griffiths
1 1/2 cup of Flour
2 tsp Yeast
2 tsp of Sugar
3-4 tbsp of Milk
1 tbsp of Oil
1/4 cup of warm water

Sauces :
(Honey Mustard):
2 tbsp of Mustard
1 tsp of Honey

(Onion Sauce):
2 tbsp of Mayonnaise 
1 tsp of ketchup
a few drops of Chili sauce
1 tbsp of finely chopped Onion
pinch of Salt
pinch of Black pepper
a few drops of White Vinegar
a few leaves of Coriander
a few drops of Lemon Juice 
a few drops of Olive oil (optional)

Other Ingredients:
Meat of any kind  (grilled chicken, roast chicken/mutton/beef, Salami, sausage, hot dogs)
I used Salami (beef and turkey)
Pickled Jalapeno Peppers
Gherkin (pickled cucumber)
Iceberg Lettuce (Any lettuce would do)

Other Toppings that you can use :
Spring Onions
Roasted garlic
Caramelized Onions

To Make The Bread:

Add yeast and sugar to warm water. (water should be not be hot, just warm), Mix and leave for 5 minutes to foam up. Than add milk, oil and salt.

Add flour, mix to make a soft dough. Add more warm water if needed.

Leave to Rise for 30 minutes.

Grease baking sheet. Divide the dough in 2 (if you want big sandwiches) or 4 (if you want smaller ones) roll into a log. Place on the sheet and leave for 20 minutes to rise again. 
Meanwhile preheat oven at 200 degree centigrade,

See these beauties?
Pop them in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

Take them out when they are golden brown on top and bottom
They would have a hard crust on top.
To make them soft, rub the top with butter and cover with a dish towel. Leave for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile prep the toppings.

Take out the Salami

Cut the vegetables

Mix the ingredients for Onion sauce. Keep aside.

Mix mustard and honey. Keep aside.

Cut the bread in half, keep it attached on one side.
Add cheese (either cheddar or mozzarella) I used shredded mozzarella.
Toast in the oven if you want.

Add the meat

Spread the Onion sauce on the upper part of the bun.
Spread vegetables on top.

Top it with sauces.
ketchup and honey sauce.
Use aluminium foil or butter paper to fold it close.

Its super juicy and so delicious.

Enjoy !!