Sunday, June 17, 2012

Food Matters Project: Chocolate-Cherry Panini

I'm a little late to the Food Matters Project  party this week. Sorry. Fathers' Day and all that.

Margarita from Let's Cook and Be Friends picked our recipe this week. Click here to read her take on the dish: a chocolate-cherry pancake sandwich and a chocolate-cherry panino. And click here to see what the other creative cookers whipped up (look in the comments section).

After a five stop walking food tour, we definitely didn't need anything else to eat tonight, but after putting the boys to bed, I decided Jake and I could have one more dessert, my version of the chocolate-cherry panini...with some Cognac.

thinly sliced bread, I used an Italian ciabatta
shaved dark chocolate
pitted fresh cherries
ground cardamom

Butter the bread sliced on the "outside." Layer the bread, chocolate, and cherries in a heated pan. Sprinkle with a dash of cardamom. Top with another slice of bread and press down with a pot lid. When the chocolate is softened and the bread crisped, flip over. Press down again with a pot lid until the other side is equally browned. Serve with a side of fresh cherries and a glass of cognac.


  1. That addition of ground cardamom sounds wonderful!

  2. Wow! I love the addition of cardamom! This is one of my favorite spices! :)

  3. the use of ground cardamon is different, i bet it took the panini to a whole 'nother level.

  4. Love the addition of cardamom - perfect!


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