Not all picnic sandwiches are created equal. I talk about the perils of the soggy picnic sandwich in my essential picnic tips. This is why I love a picnic baguette sandwich, especially one that does not rely on loads of fillings to make it special.
Picnic Prosciutto Baguette
This prosciutto baguette has only three fillings yet is a stand out for flavour and longevity in the picnic basket.
Using a quality crusty baguette, we like to use sourdough if possible, gives you the foundation for a picnic sandwich that will last – it may even get better with time.
The next tip for a successful picnic sandwich is choose your filings wisely.
This baguette relies on only a few quality ingredients – Prosciutto, quality soft goats cheese, the strong salty flavours offset with sweet fresh figs.
Because this prosciutto baguette is full flavoured and can go the distance without losing its shape, it lends itself to so many picnic styles. Throw it in your picnic backpack for a hiking picnic. Bundle it up for a beach picnic or a simple romantic picnic for two.
And much like our fig and chicken baguette, you can cut it into smaller portions secured with a bamboo sandwich pick and serve it as picnic finger food or add it to an antipasto platter.
If you don’t have fresh figs, use a quality fig chutney or fig spread instead.
We like to use a soft goats cheese in a block or roll like the French style Chevre goats cheese. You can also use spreadable goats cheese. Dollop it on the figs rather than spread it on the bread as this will add to the taste and texture of the sandwich.
If you did want to add anything to this sandwich, we would recommend thinly sliced red onion and or some greens such as baby spinach or arugula. This sandwich has such bold flavours it doesn’t need too much more.
Fig, Goats Cheese & Prosciutto Baguette Sandwich
- 2 small or 1 large crusty baguette - I like to use sourdough
- 3 slices prosciutto
- 3-4 large fresh figs - sliced – not too thin. see notes for alternatives
- 20 grams Semi or soft goats cheese. - This recipe uses the French style Chevre goats cheese roll. You can also use spreadable.
- Butter - Optional
- red onion - sliced – optional
- Cut the baguette longways.
- Optional – butter the inside of the baguette.
- Layer the prosciutto loosely in folds along the bottom half of the baguette. Approx 4-5 slices for a large baguette. 2-3 for a small.
- Layer with the slices of figs and cheese alternating them down the length of the sandwich. If using a spreadable cheese either dollop it on top of figs or spread along the underside of the top half of the baguette.
- If adding red onion, layer on top of the figs and cheese.
- Close the sandwich and wrap
- If making one large baguette, wrap it in paper in sections tied with a string and cut into portions. If making two small baguettes. wrap tightly in paper and tie with a string or eco reusable sandwich wrap.