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by Alice Medrich, Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts

Crusty, hot, and melty chocolate sandwiches make a decadent snack, but cut into daintier portions and nestled with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, they make a dynamite dessert for company. They're fun too.


Unsalted butter
4 slices sweet or sourdough French bread or firm white sandwich bread
About 2 ounces broken or chopped semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, or 1/3 cup chocolate chips
Coarse sea salt (optional)
1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)


Butter one side of each slice of bread generously. In a skillet big enough to hold them, cook the slices butter side down over medium heat, just until pale gold on one side. Cover two of the slices with chocolate. Flip a naked slice on top, butter side up. Cook, turning the sandwiches as necessary, until the chocolate is softened and the sandwiches are browned on both sides.

Serve immediately, sprinkled with a pinch of sea salt or a dusting of cinnamon sugar, if you like.


Yield: Makes 2 sandwiches

Recipes: Snacks (or Dessert), Chocolate Sandwiches, Dairy, Kosher

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