Chocolate Bread. Not a cake or a brownie…actual yeast bread made with rich cocoa and dark chocolate chunks. I saw the recipe on DavidLebovitz.com and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
There are many good reasons to keep thinking about this bread:
- The intoxicating chocolate aromas emanating from the oven, impossible to ignore (and who would want to?)
- The melted chocolate chunks peeking out from the rugged loaf surface and smearing onto my hands as I turned the bread out of the pan (messy is good)
- The ease with which my less-than-sharp bread knife slid through the soft loaf – it just went straight down cleanly, like a perfect steak
- The inescapable opportunity to grill some extra-special panini with it
I’m declaring this week Chocolate Bread Panini Week. We’ll start with the amazing bread itself and then I’ll share the three panini I made with it: Brie & Basil Grilled Cheese on Chocolate Bread, Almond Butter & Raspberry Panini on Chocolate Bread and Open-Face Ice Cream Panini with Caramelized Bananas and Walnuts.
Suffice it to say, this was one of the better ideas I’ve had recently. 🙂
Visit DavidLebovitz.com for the Chocolate Bread recipe…and stay tuned for the three different panini I made with it!
Tomorrow: Brie & Basil Grilled Cheese on Chocolate Bread