International Bacon Day was September 5. Better late than never! Chocolate and Bacon go so well. It's the salty fatty thing of the bacon with the sweetness of the chocolate. What a great pairing!
I've posted several chocolate panini recipes over the years, but this recipe from Vosges is terrific and easy if you're hankering for a BBC: Butter Bacon Chocolate Sandwich! Butter, Bread, Bacon and Chocolate! All the food groups!
Mo’s Milk or Dark Bacon Bar Panini
from Katrina Markoff's Peace and Love Blog (Vosges)
Yields One Sandwich
Equipment needed: Panini press or waffle iron
2 Italian country bread slices about 4-5 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick
2 tbsp Sea salted butter, French brand, Isigny Ste Mere, or make your own by mixing 1/2 tsp Maldon salt and 2 tbsp of a fabulous butter
Pinch Maldon salt
2 squares Vosges‘ Mo’s Milk or Dark Bacon Bar (dark is better!)
2 strips of crispy bacon (this is optional, but I think you should put it in)
Spread butter on all sides of the bread.
Place bacon bar squares on one piece of bread, followed by strips of bacon if you are using them and a sprinkle of salt.
Place other piece of buttered bread on top and press with Panini press until golden brown.
Make sure your bread doesn’t have many gaping holes or your fillings may seep through and burn.
If you don’t have a Panini press substitute with a waffle iron.
Make sure the bread you use isn’t overly crusty or it may cut your mouth a bit when pressed. At the same time don’t choose a overly soft bread not a good quality sign either and it won’t have the rigidity. Try a crusty ciabatta or italian peasant bread.