Ages ago I saw Giada DiLaurentis make a sandwich like this on her program and ever since I’ve wanted to try it. Today I happened to have all the ingredients on hand and wanted to make myself something special to try to forget about the snow for a little while. So I whipped this together.
Here’s the general recipe:
Chocolate Strawberry Panini
— 2 slices of good quality white bread (I used one large slice of Italian bread, cut in half)
— Hazelnut-chocolate spread (such as Nutella)
— Sliced strawberries
Butter one side of each slice of bread. On the other side, slather on the chocolate-hazelnut spread. Arrange sliced strawberries on one half. Top with other slice of bread (butter side out). Grill on panini press (I find my Foreman Grill works perfectly fine for paninis).
This is messy to eat, but it’s so good you won’t even care. I promise.