1Follow the directions for making a single loaf in the stand mixer, to the point where the dough is ready to form.
2Prepare either a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper or use a Panini Bun pan (available in our store).
3Use a # 12 or smaller ice cream scoop, or measure out 2/3 cup of dough and spoon onto the pan to form elongated buns (see our Panini Bun instructional video).
4Using a spatula, shape the dough into 12 cm wide by 20 cm buns and smooth the tops.
5Place in a warm, location (an oven with the light on is ideal) and let rise for 30-40 minutes, or until small holes begin to appear on the surface.
6Preheat the oven to 350 F and place the buns on a middle rack for 20-25 minutes, or until the surface is golden and the bun sounds hollow when tapped.
For a delicious panini, try adding herbs to the mix before scooping out the dough.