Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Grilled Chocolate Sandwich

O.K. I've posted recipes for Chocolate Cheesecake Grilled Sandwiches, the Grilled Bread and Chocolate, or the Grilled Panini with Strawberries and Chocolate, but King Arthur Flour had a recipe the other day for a Grilled Chocolate Sandwich that was just a bit different. Too good not to post here. If you haven't discovered King Arthur Flour, go out and get some. Their Blog is called: Bakers Banter: Hot Stuff from King Arthur's Hearth.

So the recipe in question is Grilled Chocolate: a new take on a comfort-food classic. Basically it's two slices of vanilla pound cake, dark chocolate in between, grilled until the cake is golden and the chocolate melted. How can you go wrong?

You can buy pound cake, but this recipe looks easy and not too time consuming. Golden Vanilla Pound Cake.

Lightly grease an 8” square x 2” deep cake pan, and line with greased parchment, if desired, for a guaranteed good release. Spoon the prepared cake batter into the pan.

Bake the cake for 40 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.Transfer the cake from the pan onto a rack, and let it cool.

Meanwhile get out your chocolate bar. You’ll want one that tastes good, and breaks into little squares or rectangles. Hershey’s Special Dark (three 6.8 ounce chocolate bars) is the King Arthur Flour favorite, but many of the organic earth friendly chocolate companies have great bars 70% cacoa and up that break up nicely.

Cut the cake into slices about 3/8” thick. Have some softened butter on hand.
Butter one side of all the slices of cake.

Space the chocolate on the unbuttered side of the cake slices. Top with another slice of cake, buttered side up.

Cut the long cake slices into more manageable individual pieces (cutting between the chocolate). Each piece should contain one chocolate rectangle if you're using the Hershey's.

Grill over medium heat, turning once, till both sides are golden, and the chocolate is melted.

Serve as is or with whipped cream.. or ice cream.. or fudge sauce .. or berries..

For fabulous photos of the entire process, go here.

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