“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Monday, February 08, 2010

Don't grill cheese - grill CHOCOLATE to say 'I ♥ you' on Valentine's Day

I don't think my son would want me fixing these for lunch every time I had his little boys for lunch, but every now and then you just have to throw caution to the wind - put on a happy face - sing a little song - and make a grilled sandwich that will NEVER be forgotten. These are one of those sandwiches - YUM! You will have everyone at the table eating out of the palm of your hand...

Ingredients

* 2 (0.375-oz.) good-quality Ghirardelli chocolate squares
* 2 slices French bread
* 3 teaspoons butter, melted (no margarine)
* Powdered sugar
* Garnish: raspberries, strawberries, fresh orange sections

Preparation

Place chocolate squares between 2 French bread slices; brush both sides of sandwich with 1 1/2 tsp. melted butter. Cook in a hot nonstick skillet over medium heat until chocolate is melted and bread is golden brown. Dust with powdered sugar. Garnish with raspberries, if desired.

Other good fillings to include with your chocolate would be raspberry jam, marshmallow cream, toasted pecans, peanut butter, toasted coconut and sliced bananas. All of them compliment the rich chocolate in your sandwich perfectly.
For a little fun, cut bread into heart or other desired shape before filling with chocolate and cooking. We all have great cookie cutters around the house. They're not just for cookies anymore☺

9 comments:

jeanne said...

Hello Mimi, thank you for yor visit today. You are welcome for the blessing. Smile. We can all use a blessing in our lives can't we. I too thought this was very uplifting when my friend sent it to me.

As for that grilled chocolate...bring it on. What a wonderful treat. And, we have a recipe to use. Nice post mmmmm.

Hugs, Jeanne

Protege said...

That's a great idea, I bet you can make an excellent Valentines dinner.;) Lucky is the man that is your Valentine.;)
xoxo
Zuzana

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a truly scrumptous treat!
Debbie@debbie-dabble

Bird said...

Mimi,

You know the way to my heart!!!!

It'll be choco for me and cheese for him ('cause he does not like sweets) or double choco for me hihihi

I also love your photography skills!!! Makes me salivate just looking at it!! :)

Beansieleigh said...

Oh Mimi!! These LOOK DIVINE!! I can't wait to try these! Thanks for sharing your recipe! ((hugs)) ~tina

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

It looks sinful and good!

crochet lady said...

That looks great! I never thought of having a grilled chocolate sandwich.

The Pink Birdhouse said...

how decadently delicious!! I do so love chocolate, in any shape and form. You have such a knack for finding the most wonderful recipes to share with us. My collection is growing and growing! hugs Mimi, from a very cold Germany, Debby

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What yumminess!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents