What are Panini Pies
Panini Pies introduce a brand new concept in pie making: they are panini because they are made of bread dough rather than pastry dough, and they are pies because they are filled with delicious blends of fresh vegetables, meats and spices encrusted by a thin layer of bread-like dough. Fully baked, they can be held in a refrigerator up to a week or kept frozen for a month. Properly reheated on any hot surface (panini press, toaster, toaster oven, pan) their surface forms a deliciously crunchy thin crust—the unique feature of panini pies reflected in their name.
The recipes for Panini Pies are based on the multigeneration baking experience enriched by elements of national cuisines from all over the world. They are handmade with freshest natural ingredients, which we never overprocess, and with no chemical additives. Says Yelena Marchuk, the inventor of the Panini Pies and the owner of the company: "While the basic idea for my pies is rooted in the cuisine of Tatarstan (a Volga river region of Russia), which I picked up from my great grandma, I enriched family's recipes with new ideas inspired by various tastes and smells of New York, the City, which I love and call mine for the last twenty years" .