Thursday, August 20, 2009

Panini with Strawberries and Chocolate

One of my Twitter buddies posted a reminder of this all time favorite decadent panini from Giada De Laurentiis of the Food Network.
  • 1/4 cup Nutella (chocolate-hazelnut spread)
  • 12 (1/2-inch) thick slices pound cake
  • 6 fresh strawberries, hulled and very thinly sliced
  • Butter-flavored nonstick cooking spray --or real butter**

Heat panini grill to medium according to the manufacturer's instructions. Spread the chocolate-hazelnut spread over 1 side of all of the pound cake slices. Arrange the sliced strawberries over 6 cake slices. Cover with the remaining cake slices, chocolate side down.

Spray panini grill with nonstick spray and grill each panino until the pound cake is crisp and golden and the fillings are warm, about 2 minutes. Cut each panino in half and serve.

You can also make this in a heaving frying pan with a press (or pot lid)* You can also substitute your favorite chocolate for the Nutella. Trial and error on that until you get it right.

Thanks to: @redwhiteandgrew on Twitter

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