Posted by: Jonjon | July 7, 2009

Panini with chocolate and brie 8.5/10



Panini with chocolate and brie 8.5/10

July 7 2009


http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/panini-with-chocolate-and-brie-recipe/index.html


Ingredients

* 12 slices sourdough bread
* 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
* 12 ounces Brie cheese, thinly sliced 340g
* 1 (12-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate chips 340g
* 1/3 cup thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

Directions

Preheat the panini grill.

1Brush both sides of the bread with olive oil. Grill the bread slices until they begin to turn golden, about 1 to 2 minutes.
2Remove from the panini grill and place 2 ounces of cheese (56g)on 1 slice of bread (the bottom half),
3top the cheese with 1/3 cup chocolate chips, and a sprinkle of basil.
4Top 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

Conclusion
This was quite good. I used double cream camembert instead of brie by accident. The camembert by itself didn’t taste that good, but after it melted, it became quite chewy, a bit like mozzarella, but less thick, and more creamy and smooth, and merged well with the dark chocolate, and the basil just added a darker tone to the mix.

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