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!