Ciabatta is somewhat elongated, broad, and flat, and is baked in many variations. While panino indicates any kind of sandwich regardless of the bread used (whether slices or a bun), a toasted sandwich made from small loaves of ciabatta is known as panini (plural of panino) outside Italy.
In their July issue, Cook's Illustrated explores why using a large concentration of mashed potato in each little bun truly produces the very best rolls. They call is "almost goof-proof bread baking." Music to my ears! Cook's Illustrated's four reasons why potato buns rule: 1.
There's no evidence, though, that either Oscar Weber Billy or Walter Anderson thought to put sesame seeds on their hamburger buns. But figuring out who invented a sesame-seed bun is, if anything, even more difficult than figuring out who invented its seedless cousin.
When sliced bread hit the market, American consumers weren’t sure just how great it was. On this day, July 7, in 1928, a bakery in Chillicothe, Mo., was the first to sell pre-cut bread using Otto Frederick Rohwedder’s invention: the automatic bread-slicing machine.