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
Directions
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