Thursday, December 16, 2010

Chocolate Toasts with Sea Salt and Olive Oil ~ Lazy Man's Dessert



Further proof that I do not have quite the same patience nor baking acumen that so many of you possess - these Chocolate Toasts with Sea Salt and Olive Oil are definitely a, "Lazy Man's Dessert!"

My sister (not she who makes "witty" comments on my blog, but the other) shared this snack with me a few years back. She served the Chocolate Toasts as part of a spread for a neighborhood Wine and Cheese. 

I appreciate any treat that takes simple, fine ingredients and puts them together in a somewhat unusual fashion!  Have fun with these delightful toasts ~ and enjoy!

Here I used a semi-sweet Bakers Chocolate, but obviously the higher quality the chocolate the better!


Shaving the chocolate with a knife...because who doesn't enjoy shaving chocolate?


Baguette slices brushed with extra virgin olive oil and lightly toasted in 350 degree oven (do not over toast here, just 2-3 minutes)...


Mixed together 2/1 ratio of chili powder and cinnamon respectively (*this step is optional)...


Place some chocolate on top of lightly toasted baguette slice, sprinkle with touch of spice mixture and sea salt. Drizzle with your favorite extra virgin olive oil. Place in oven for 4-5 minutes or until chocolate is just soft. (Add MORE chocolate than I did here!!!!)


Out of the oven. Let chocolate set a minute or two.


Take a bite and enjoy...with a glass of red perhaps!

15 comments:

Courtney said...

*Drool* That is all... :)

Syd said...

Chocolate + chili + red wine...YESSS!

I have Gab's back though. The quotation marks around witty might come back to bite you. Just sayin'. :P

Chow and Chatter said...

wow how cool is this great recipe love it

get well soon

Design Wine and Dine said...

Thanks guys, quick and easy for sure!

Syd, we'll see...I'm not afraid! ;)

@Chow and Chatter thanx, I had a BAD 24 hour flu but am better now!

The Food Hound said...

Why am I not eating these for breakfast??? Sweet and salty rings my bell :)

Jenn said...

Ok, these look wonderful! I could eat like 12 of them right now!! I am all for simplicity too...nothing better than a wonderful tasting treat that takes less then 10minutes!!!

Clint said...

Bravo! Something so simple even I think I can make them! But dignified enough that I can impress someone. Thank you!

Katerina said...

I discovered the combo of bread and chocolate while I was in elementary school. At first I was very hesitant but once I tried it I surrendered to the magic. Simple beauty. I agree.

Gabrielle (the sister) said...

first of all, I love that syd is calling me gab...she is my new bff...second of all, I do not like shaving ANYTHING, so your implication that all cooks like to shave chocolate is a bit presumptuous...third of all, will you make these on Christmas for your favorite sister?

Mary said...

I could eat several of these. They look delicious and perfect for the season. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

Simply Life said...

Oh I love this idea! Looks great! A combo of 2 of my favorites - chocolate and bread! :)

Joanne said...

I don't know that I would call these lazy. Ingenious maybe. Yes, let's run with that.

Jean at The Delightful Repast said...

What an idea! Wonder how these would be with my homemade eggnog? Guess I'll have to try it and see.

Magic of Spice said...

Love it and love the chili powder add:) Baking, oh not I... disaster city, lol.
This is right up my alley :)

laurie said...

These look awesome!