chocolate sandwiches

I made these chocolate sandwiches for dessert on girls’ night. They are absolutely delicious and super easy to make. Imagine a french toast-pain au chocolat hybrid. We served them with fresh strawberries because it’s spring!

Chocolate Sandwiches
1 egg
2 T milk
1/2 t vanilla
1 nice chocolate bar, broken into large pieces
2 slices challah, brioche or sandwich bread per sandwich

Whisk together the egg, milk and vanilla. Dunk the bread in the egg mixture. Make sandwiches with the bread and chocolate.  Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Cook the sandwiches, 5 minutes per side, until golden brown and the chocolate has melted. Serve immediately.

Like most dishes with few ingredients, the quality of the chocolate and bread really make this dessert. Use a chocolate you like to eat on its own. However, because you dunk the bread in the egg mixture, you could certainly use bread that is a few days old.



San Francisco

bi-rite sandwiches

Jordan and I enjoyed a sunny afternoon in the Mission. We went to Bi-Rite Market – an awesome market full of artisanal and local yummies – to grab a little picnic to enjoy at Dolores Park. We chose two sandwiches and a few of their famous cookies.

I enjoyed the Neiman Ranch ham sandwich with swiss cheese, mustard and mayo on a sour baguette. Jordan had the salami sandwich with romanesco.

And boy, was that ham good. I took my first bite and was transported to a very porky, very perfect place. I actually had to take a moment. I loved this sandwich – a simple combination of high-quality ingredients – and could eat another one right now.

Jordan loves Bi-Rite’s romesco and so he was also stoked on his sandwich. The salami was awesome and paired nicely with the slightly-spicy romesco. Their chocolate chip cookies are also quite good. They are on the crunchy side and we think they’d make perfect ice cream sandwiches.