Saturday, February 7, 2015

Dark chocolate & caramel on grilled brioche

If you follow my blog, you know I don't post a ton of desserts.  I'm not a baker by nature, don't crave sweets (I's weird), and generally try to promote healthier kinds of cooking. honor of love and chocolate and Valentine's Day, I came up with this incredibly easy, yet freakishly good dessert - Grilled dark chocolate-caramel brioche sandwiches - that would be awesome for the Day O' Love or anytime you want to impress & indulge in mere minutes.

If you have brioche bread available to you, USE IT - it's ridic!  If not, challah, or a Texas-toast style bread would be really good as well.

I love the dark chocolate-caramel flavor combo and found it perfect for getting all melt-y & oozy.  I used this Lake Champlain Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Bar and am in love with it.  But if caramel isn't your thing, straight dark chocolate (or milk choc - it's your world) is obviously delicious as well.

Serves 2-4 (depending on your sweet tooth!)

1, 3.5 oz. dark chocolate-caramel bar (I used Lake Champlain Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Bar)
4 slices brioche bread, cut thickly
unsalted butter - room temperature

Fleur de sel or Maldon salt

Preheat a cast iron, or heavy bottom, skillet over medium-low heat.

Very coarsely chop the chocolate-caramel bar into approximately 1/2-inch pieces.  Butter one side of each slice of brioche.

Lay the buttered side of 2 brioche slices down in the pre-heated skillet.  Cover with a single layer of chopped chocolate-caramel bar.  Top with the remaining brioche, buttered side up to the outside (like you are making grilled cheese).

Cook 3-4 minutes, until bread is golden & toasty and the chocolate-caramel has started to melt.  Carefully flip bread and cook the other side until golden brown.

Remove from pan, sprinkle with a little pinch of Fleur de sel, slice in half & serve immediately.  Groan with pleasure.

1 comment:

  1. GOTSTA try this. PS... found you for the first time today after seeing your superb video "Liesl's Coffee Granita" How do you not have your own cooking show on Create or something?