Thursday, October 1, 2009

This absolutely scrumptious chocolate, brie, and basil panini by Giada De Laurentis is easy to make and works for a fun snack or dessert! It's crispy and hearty; perfect for fall. While it's really easy to make, it can be a little messy so don't overload the panini with chocolate. Enjoy!

12 slices sourdough bread
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
12 ounces Brie
cheese, thinly sliced
1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet
chocolate chips
1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves
Preheat the panini grill.
Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil. Grill the bread slices until they begin to turn golden, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the panini grill and place 2 ounces of cheese on 1 slice of bread (the bottom half), top the cheese with 1/3 cup chocolate chips, and a sprinkle of basil. Top with another slice of bread. Continue with the remaining sandwiches. Return the sandwiches to the panini grill until the chocolate begins to melt, about another 2 minutes.
Cut the sandwiches into 2-inch wide rectangles or small triangles and transfer to a serving platter.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am going to try this with Chevre- could be interesting