Wednesday, November 3, 2010

National Sandwich Day: Chocolate Sandwiches

Today is National Sandwich Day. According to Punchbowl, it is no coincidence that November 3 is also the birthday of John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich. This 18th-century English noble wanted to eat his meal with one hand during a 24-hour gambling event, so he instructed his servants to serve him his lunch meat between two slices of bread. In celebration of this occasion, November 3 is now celebrated as National Sandwich Day!
Chocolate is no stranger to the Sandwich. Here are  links to some of my favorites:

Nutella & Mashmallow Fluff Sandwich
Grilled Chocolate Cheesecake Sandwich
Grilled Chocolate Sandwich
Panini with Strawberries and Chocolate 

Peppermint Patty Ice Cream Sandwiches
Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches
Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

S'mores (in several variations)

We're having very warm weather today, so here's a recipe straight from Starbucks for Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream Sandwiches. I've tried these. Easy and delicious, and I like the look of the white chocolate drizzle on top. Want to get even fancier? Roll the finished sandwiches in min-chocolate chips. Yum!

Photos: King Arthur Flour, Starbucks


Sally Richards said...

This is so decadent I can't even speak. I will not let my little one see this, or I know what she'll be asking for in her bento box tomorrow!

Sal Towse said...

Perhaps I've given you this recipe before. If not. Here goes.

(Sal's contribution to National Sandwich Day)

Start w/ a Costco croissant, although it really can be any croissant -- it's just that Costco croissants are SUCH A DEAL.
Slice croissant in half horizontally.

Fill custard dish half full w/ chocolate chips. Add pat of butter. Zap in microwave until chips are mushy.

Stir (now melted) butter into the chips until the chips melt completely and the butter is well blended and you have a smooth spread.

Spread chocolate-butter on split croissant halves and put back together.

Consume w/ full-test coffee.