Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 hrs
This sandwich features an assortment of Italian flavors that blend together during an overnight stay in your refrigerator. Makes wonderful picnic fare.
- 1 large focaccia bread (about a 1 lb. loaf)
- 4 ounces spreadable cheese (Alouette or cream cheese)
- 5 tablespoons olive tapenade
- 15 ounces roasted red peppers, drained and patted dry
- 4 ounces sliced prosciutto
- 8 canned artichoke hearts, drained and thinly sliced
- 8 slices provolone cheese
- 8 sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and patted dry
- 8 ounces sliced salami
- 8 large fresh basil leaves (optional)
- Slice the focaccia lenghtwise through the center to split the loaf into halves.
- Pull out most of the soft insides of both halves of the focaccia and discard or reserve for another use.
- Spread half of the soft spreadable cheese over the insides of both bread halves, then top that with a thin spread of tapenade.
- Arrange the red peppers on top of the tapenade on only one of the bread halves. Top the peppers with the prosciutto, then the artichoke hearts, half of the provolone cheese, the sun-dried tomatoes, salami, basil, then the remaining provolone cheese.
- Top the sandwich with the other half of the bread, then wrap sandwich tightly in plastic wrap.
- Set the sandwich on a large baking sheet, then carefully set 1 or 2 bricks on top. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
- When ready to serve, unwrap the sandwich and cut crosswise into slices.
- **If your bricks are too dirty for you to feel comfortable placing them in your refrigerator, cover them in foil.