Friday, February 13, 2009

A Yummy Valentines Day Dessert...

S'mores may be s'marvelous, but these sweet panini are out of this world. Fill ciabatta with nut butter and the best eating chocolate you can find, and grill until it melts into a swoon-inducing balance of crunchy and smooth. Heighten the flavors with a dash of Maldon salt, then crown the dreamy concoction with a toasted marshmallow.

Here is what you will need:
1 Loaf of Ciabatta
½ cup of Hazelnut or almond butter
2 Tablespoon(s) of Honey
¼ teaspoon of Ground cloves
1 bar of 4-ounce bittersweet chocolate
2 Tablespoon(s) of melted butter

1.Cut the ciabatta into 5- by 3-inch rectangles and split horizontally.
2.Stir the hazelnut butter, honey, salt, and cloves together and spread about 1 tablespoon onto each of 4 of the bread rectangles.
3.Layer with the chocolate and top with remaining bread. Brush with butter and grill in a press until the chocolate melts.
4.Cut into small triangles and sprinkle each with sea salt to serve.


Substitute chocolate-hazelnut spread for the nut butter, honey, and chocolate.

Recipe courtesy of Country Living