Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Chocolate Strawberry Panini

I know this is supposed to be a dessert, but it's also the perfect combination to go with quiche and OJ at a girls brunch or baby shower. If you don't have a panini grill, don't be afraid to bust out the ol' Foreman for this one. This is Giada DeLaurentis's recipe from Everyday italian.

1/4 cup Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)

12 slices store bought pound cake (approx. 1/2 in. thick)

6-8 fresh strawberries thinly sliced*

Butter flavored cooking spray

1.) Heat panini grill or Foreman grill

2.) Spread Nutella over one side of the pound cake slices. Arrange the strawberries over 6 of the slices. Cover the remaining cake slices chocolate side down.

3.) Place the sandwiches on the cooking surface and grill for about 2 minutes or until golden brown grill marks appear on both sides. Cut in half to serve.
*bananas would also be screaming with the strawberries or without!


Liz said...

these look A-mazing! thanks meredith!

KIMMY aka "ki ki" said...

you ladies really go all out with your food goodness. too bad I moved or i'd be an official taste tester for y'all.

kristen said...

oh my gosh... are you kidding me? that looks amazing! do you have a panini grill?

The Harwards said...

No, I don't have one, but have seriously considered getting one...for this recipe alone! And because I love panini's.